Tim Sylvia wants to use his Jiu-Jitsu as a police officer

The former UFC champion Tim Sylvia knows what to do when he hang up his gloves.

“I’ll be a full-time police officer when it’s time to stop fighting. And obviously Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect key for police officers”, said Tim, who works in the police once a month in Illinois.

Awarded with a purple belt in October by Peter Silveira, Tim commented on his graduation to

“I love this guy (Pedro), he is the brother I never had and always wanted. I’ve learned a lot with him and John Gutta (also purple belt), with whom I’ve been training with for more than two years, at Pat Miletich’s gym. John knows a lot”, said Sylvia.

“For Tim, Jiu-Jitsu is more than a martial art, it’s a life style”, said professor Pedro Silveira. “It’s part of it to be kind with people around us, family, friends and the society. You need to do something important in your life for others. My students understand that, I don’t want them to be merely tough guys. Jiu-Jitsu allows us to improve our lives in every aspect, in every detail.”

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