The benefits of joining NKMAA are many, but the most important one is that we are a non-profit organization interested in only one thing... YOU!


Our members are why we exist, and our sole aim is to provide the services you want in a timely and cost effective manner.


As a member of NKMAA you have access to training of the highest caliber. GM Timmerman has well over fifty years experience, and while he is no longer the agile young practitioner he once was, the immense insight of how to teach martial artists of all ranks the fine points of how techniques work, and the ability to convey this in a concise manner, has made him a much sought after instructor to Masters and students the world over. He’ll help you understand technique, so you can perform and teach it better.


In addition to superb training, NKMAA offers exquisite certification. Our members have access to meaningful certification that is respected the world over. The reason for that respect is simple. GM Timmerman will NOT issue certification unless it is well deserved. NKMAA is NOT a certificate mill where you can purchase pieces of paper, and we do not accept credentials from known certificate mills.


While I truly appreciate the gesture of associations sending me their certificate with the expectation of receiving an NKMAA certificate in return, I have to decline your kind offer. The ONLY way anyone can obtain an NKMAA rank certificate is by going through the test in front of our board. We do this for one reason... to keep NKMAA certification meaningful!


Last, but nonetheless of the highest value is the networking you have access to. Our forum gives you access to Masters of various Korean martial arts, we have an annual Awards Banquet, a Summer Camp, Competitions, and through NKMAA contacts you can travel to Korea or visit NKMAA schools in many other parts of the world. NKMAA has it all!

2006 NKMAA team, wearing their NKMAA track suit, at the WKF World Hap Ki Do Championships. Busan, South Korea. In the background is the beautiful 5 star Commodore Hotel with its Pagoda style architecture.
NKMAA testing board poses with the Gordon Martial Arts test candidates who just completed their test at the waterfall area next to the Commodore Hotel in Busan. Candidates hold rolled up NKMAA black belt certificates
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