GM Timmerman’s Credentials

Jiu Jitsu: (certificate #3377)
Master Timmerman earned a fifth degree Black Belt in Nihon Jiu Jitsu by the International Martial Arts Federation (IMAF) signed by the late Shinsaku Hogen Hanshi. Master Timmerman also received fifth degree Black Belt recognition signed by Professor Richard Morris, Hanshi, from the Jiu Jitsu International organization.

 

Kuk Sool Hap Ki Do: (certificate # A-6011)
During the late sixties and early seventies, Master Timmerman received his first, second, third and fourth degrees in Kuk Sool Hap Ki Do. These certificates were sent from Korea signed by Grandmaster Suh in hyuk and countersigned by Master Pak in shyuk. Shortly after, GM Pak switched to teach the art of Kong Shin Bup™.

 

Kong Shin Bup™ Hap Ki Do: (certificate # 106)
GM Timmerman continued to study hard to earn his 5-6-7th dahn in KSB, and in 1984, Master Timmerman was promoted to eight Dahn in Kong Shin Bup™. At this same
promotion, GM Pak asked him to take charge of Kong Shin Bup™ and gave him the seals to the art. Kong Shin Bup™ is a registered trademark owned by GM Timmerman.

 

Out of respect for his Grandmaster, KJN Timmerman did not assume his rank and position as Grandmaster of Kong Shin Bup™ until after its founder, Grandmaster Pak, passed away in 1995. Shortly after, Grandmaster Timmerman’s rank and position as inheritor of Kong Shin Bup™ were recognized by the Korean Kido Association, World Kido Federation, and the WHFS Grandmasters Council.

 

Kuk Sool Won: (certificate # A-6011)

During the late sixties and early seventies, Master Timmerman received his first, second, third and fourth degrees in Kuk Sool Hap Ki Do. These certificates were sent from Korea signed by Grandmaster Suh in hyuk and countersigned by Master Pak In Shyuk. Shortly after, GM Pak switched to teach the art of Kong Shin Bup™.

 

Han Min Jok Hap Ki Do: (certificate # 4-9-7)
Always eager to be a student, GM Timmerman sought closer relationships with GM Seo In Sun, who had earlier appointed him as Canadian Director of the Korea Kido Hae. During a visit to Korea in 2004, Grandmaster Seo totally surprised KJN Timmerman by promoting him to 9th dahn. NKMAA members often travel to Korea to participate in the bi-annual World Hap Ki Do Championships. Our last group totalled more than 50 participants.

 

KJN Timmerman’s skills have been recognized by, and he received numerous awards from, all levels of Government and the Military of the US and Canada. He also received keys to several cities and accolades from high ranking Martial Artists around the globe. That his peers value his knowledge is amply demonstrated by their many requests for him to conduct seminars in all parts of the world.

 

Photo depicts Grandmaster Seo In Sun presenting GM Timmerman with his 9th dahn certificate at the 2004 Bi-Annual World Hap Ki Do Championships in Busan, Korea. This was a totally unexpected honor, and the trip to Korea was orchestrated by KJN Janisse and members of NKMAA as a surprise “gift”. He deeply appreciated their generosity.

 

About Kido Hae:
GM Timmerman’s relationship with the Korea Kido Hae, and later the World Kido Federation, has been long standing. At the invitation of GM Seo, the then Chairman of the Korea Kido Hae, he was invited to represent that organization early on in his career; however, strict rules by the WKSA about “serving one Master” prevented him from doing much until after he left that organization.

 

Since then, he has established a good working relationship with GM Seo, and NKMAA members travel regularly to Korea for competition, training, and sightseeing. Our good relationship with WHF gives NKMAA members a direct link to the motherland of our arts.

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