Tim Hartman

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Tim Hartman (born 1965) is a practitioner of the Filipino martial art of Modern Arnis and Balintawak Eskrima, and the president of the World Modern Arnis Alliance (WMAA).[1]

In 2000 he tested for his 6th degree black belt at the Michigan summer camp, making him the highest tested rank in the U.S.[citation needed] under Remy Presas,[2][not in citation given] founder of Modern Arnis. He was granted the title Datu, or chieftain, by Presas shortly thereafter.[citation needed]

Hartman gives seminars and camps across North America and Europe.[3] In June 2005, Hartman was promoted to 9th degree by the WMAA Advisory Board.[4][5] This promotion reflects Hartman's leadership position within the WMAA, and is not meant to replace the rank that he earned from Presas.

Tim Hartman is a competitor in Nafma, where he holds state, national, and even a world title.[citation needed] His most recognized success in tournament fighting is in stick fighting,[citation needed] where competitors compete against one another in a form of sparring using two padded sticks to score points. He is also a notable practitioner in kata, specifically Filipeno kata, which is the event he currently holds the world title for.[citation needed]

On April 23, 2007 Hartman was promoted to 9th degree in Kombatan and awarded the Grandmaster title by Ernesto Presas.[citation needed]

Tim Hartman resides in West Seneca NY, and teaches at Horizon Martial Arts, the school he founded.

Magazine Coverage[edit]

  • February 2007 - Martial Arts Professional magazine - Featured "How Tim Hartman Sticks to Modern Arnis"
  • BlackBeltMag.com/June 2004 edition "Martial Artists United for Stricken Child" By Craig Marks
  • TaeKwonDoTimes.com/January 2004 edition "Marissa's Heroes" By Craig T. Marks.
  • January 2003 - Fighter Magazine - Featured (http://www.fightermag.com/)
  • March 2002 - Fighter Magazine - Interview (http://www.fightermag.com/)
  • June 2002 - Inside Kung Fu magazine - Article by Dan Anderson - Mentioned in Article
  • August 1998 - BlackBelt Magazine - "Modern Arnis: The Next Generation" (Black Belt Magazine, August 1998, by Paul O' Grady, M.S.)
  • Unknown Date - Realfighting - Interview with Datu Kelly Worden - Mentioned in under "Who are the Datus of Modern Arnis?". https://web.archive.org/web/20071203012449/http://www.realfighting.com/1102/index.html
  • Feb 2004 / July 2003 - MartialTalk Magazine Cover Photos:


  • Book: "Warrior Arts of the Philippines" by Reynaldo S. Galang - ISBN 0-9727679-1-6 Publisher: Arjee Enterprises (April 2005) - Paperback: 457 pages : Pg 304 "Insights and Features" - Wrote included piece

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