About the NKMAA

National Korean Martial Arts Association is a non-political Government registered non-profit organization dedicated to serve martial artists around the world. Its goal is to promote Korean Martial Arts through personal development of its students. The NKMAA operates with integrity and honesty and is one of the most respected organizations in the world today.

Benefits include:

  • Access to regional, national, and international workshops
  • Special training in unique self-defense techniques, Ki training, and weapon skills
  • Training with some of the most respected Masters in the world today
  • Access to training camps throughout the year

Tillman Hapkido Academy is a registered charter school of the NKMAA. Master Tillman was appointed the Western Canadian Regional Director by GM Rudy Timmerman on June 14, 2007.

Visit the NKMAA website to learn more about this fantastic organization.

GM Rudy Timmerman

The NKMAA was founded by Grand Master Rudy W. Timmerman in 1974 with the desire to provide a reliable source of martial art instruction, information, and certification for its members. GM Timmerman began his martial art career more than fifty years ago and has since provided invaluable guidance into the many aspects of Korean martial art training.

GM Timmerman was promoted to 9th Dahn by Grand Master In Sun Seo of the World Kido Federation in 2004.

Some of GM Timmerman’s accomplishments include:

  • Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Member of Dae Han Kido Hae and World Council of Grand Masters
  • Pioneers and Legends Hall of Fame – Master of the Year
  • International Hall of Fame – Grand Master of the Millennium
  • Founding member of Korean Martial Arts Alliance
  • Platinum Lifetime Service Award
  • Grand Master of Kong Shin Bup