Renzo Gracie Academy Reno

Kids + Teens

Our kids and teens Brazilian jiu jitsu programs focus on building a strong foundation of technical skill, coordination, body awareness, and respect in a fun and motivating atmosphere. 


We "bullyproof" our students by cultivating the calm and patience needed to walk away, and the defensive skills they need if walking away is not an option.




For Kids + Teens Classes


A Nevada native, Tim Principe is a Renzo Gracie brown belt with over 9 years of Brazilian jiu jitsu experience. Tim trains daily under Head Professor and Renzo Gracie second degree black belt, Max McGarr. Tim recently won his match in Fight 2 Win Pro and prior to that was the Advanced Division Winner in the Submission ProTour in Sacramento.

Tim has over 8 years of experience as a personal and strength coach and studied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and nutrition for his undergraduate degree from UNR. He holds certification with the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and is a NSCA member currently studying for CSCS certification (the "gold standard" for strength and conditioning allowing him to coach at an Olympic level).


Tim is CPR and first aid certified.

Tim Principe