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Biography

Teimoc's martial arts training started during the summer of 1960 in the basement of a Buddhist church. His father believed Judo, Kendo, Aikido, and Kyudo were essential parts of an education. So at age 6, Teimoc began his lifelong study of Judo.

Four years later at the 1964 Worlds Fair, Teimoc demonstrated Judo and Kendo at the Japanese pavilion. Over the years that followed he progressed rapidly in both disciplines.

At age 16, Teimoc became one of the youngest Judo practitioners to receive the rank of Black Belt. Following that he won titles in the Junior and Senior divisions, and the High School Nationals. Teimoc was also an accomplished high school wrestler who remained undefeated throughout his wrestling career.

At 17, Teimoc qualified as an alternate for the 1972 Olympic Games. This earned him the nickname "The Kid". Four years later Teimoc captured a coveted spot on the 1976 Olympic Judo team.

Teimoc retired from competition in 1990 to become Head Coach of the US Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. Two years later he returned to his home in New York City to direct the Chelsea Piers Martial Arts program. Teimoc has also maintained a teaching, coaching, and representative position for the New York Athletic Club for over 40 years.

After a 14 year layoff Teimoc returned to international competition. In order to adapt, Teimoc was forced to redefine his training methodology. His new approach worked, as he is not only still active in competition but has a winning record to prove it. Today Teimoc does the majority of his strength training and conditioning at the Parisi Speed School along side athletes from the UFC, the IFL, and the NFL.

In 2003 Teimoc went to Brazil to compete in the World Masters Jiu-Jitsu tournament and won. To date he is undefeated and the only non-Brazilian to win both the Black Belt division and the Absolute Black Belt division. Returning in 2006, 2007 and 2008 Teimoc consecutively took home first place in both divisions. He also received his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 2006 under Fabricio Martins Costa. Teimoc is the only person to win the prestigious World Masters competition in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.