In 1998 Tim Sledd began learning BJJ at Indiana University. In 2000, Tim was promoted to Blue Belt. In 2003, Tim began teaching BJJ at Indiana University as well as co-instructing the IUBJJ Club with Kedar Bhat.
In 2005, while still teaching at IU, Tim opened his own BJJ program (Small Axe Jiu Jitsu) in Martinsville, Indiana and has recently opened up a new gym in Bedford, Indiana. Tim has remained an active member of the IUBJJ Family and Club.
Tim has been an active competitor winning regional tournaments at the White, Blue, Purple and Brown belt divisions. To see more about Tim’s grappling history, check out http://www.smallaxebjj.com .
In 2011, Tim was promoted to Black Belt by Andre Galvao.