Guro Timm Blaschke
born on September 26. 1973 at Speyer/Germany.

Portrait Timm 150x150pxGuro Timm has been practicing Martial Arts for more than 25 years. He started at the age of 16 with Viet Vo Dao, continued cross training in various Martial Arts and continued with Allstyle-Karate, Esdo and Wing Tsun. 

1996 Guro Timm had his first contact with Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), studying Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto Kali with Udo Müller and got his first instructor license in FMA in 1997. The same year he also started practicing Kali Sikaran with the two heads of the style Jeff Espinous and Johan Skalberg and also got his first instructor license by the European Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (EKAEF) in 1997. In 2000 he was awarded his first medallion in Inayan Eskrima by the late Grandmaster Mike Inay, as one of the last students just before Grandmaster Inay passed away. In 2009 he achieved the master rank „Guro“ (5. degree blackbelt, Chief Instructor) in Kali Sikaran and was one of the top-ten Kali Sikaran Instructors in the world. Furthermore, he held the title Madunong (2. degree blackbelt, Associate Instructor) in Inayan Eskrima under Jon C. Ward (USA), Apprentice Instructor of Jeet Kune Do – Kali International under Bob Breen (England), 1. Dan in Kickboxing (WKA/WKU), boxing coach c-license (German Boxing Federation) and i-Pensa instructor.

Guro Timm has always been highly committed to association work. From 2000 to 2002 he was president of the DKAEF, the German branch of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF), and from 2002 until 2009 German coordinator of the IKAEF.
Together with Guro Marcus Ruddies he built up the IKAEF Instructor Education Program, which he led in Germany for several years. Today he is the director of the Filipino Fighting Arts Association (FFAA) together with Guro Marcus Ruddies.

As a student of the art first and foremost, Guro Timm continues training under and with some of the best teachers to gain further insight and expertise.

Aside from practicing Martial Arts, Timm Blaschke is married, has four children and works as a physiotherapist and health coach.

 

Guro Marcus Ruddies
born on August 26. 1969 at Hamburg/Germany.

Portrait Marcus 150x150pxGuro Marcus has been practicing Martial Arts for more than 35 years. He started with Judo at the age of 7 and continued cross training in various Martial Arts. In 1985 he started with Wun Hop Kuen Do Kung Fu which he practiced for 14 years and where he made his first blackbelt and gained his first experiences as a teacher and examiner. Besides Kung Fu he has additionally been training in Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Pressure Point Fighting and the Yang and Chen style Taiji for many years. He also gained some experience in Wing Chun, Thaiboxing and Shootwrestling.

Guro Marcus had his first contact with Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) in 1986 with the VGT-Method of Arnis. In the mid-90s he got into the FMA more intensely. He started with regular weekly training in Modern Arnis and lots of seminars in Inosanto Kali and Kali Sikaran. He soon decided to follow the Kali Sikaran and focused years in training with the two heads of the style Jeff Espinous (France) and Johan Skalberg (Sweden). He supplemented his training with Jeet Kune Do - Kali with Bob Breen (England) and regular weekly training in Teofilo Velez style Balintawak with Jo Lohmann (Germany) at the same time.

In 1999 Guro Marcus got his first instructor grading in the FMA: the „Initiateur“ from the European Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (EKAEF). In 2000 he was awarded his first medallion in Inayan Eskrima by the late Grandmaster Mike Inay, as one of the last students just before Grandmaster Inay passed away. While founding the Filipino Fighting Arts Association he held the master rank „Guro“ (5. degree blackbelt, Chief Instructor) in Kali Sikaran, given to him by the founders Jeff Espinous and Johan Skalberg, and was one of the top-ten Kali Sikaran Instructors in the world. Furthermore, he held the title Madunong (2. degree blackbelt, Associate Instructor) in Inayan Eskrima under Jon C. Ward (USA), Apprentice Instructor of Jeet Kune Do – Kali International under Bob Breen (England), 1. Dan Kickboxing (WKA/WKU) and 1. Dan in Zendoryu (Kyusho Jitsu Pressure Point Fighting).

Moreover Guro Marcus is one of the world‘s leading Instructors in ‘Tactical CQC Training‘, a special program for police and military forces and additional certified Instructor for Krav Maga by the European Krav Maga Organization.

Guro Marcus has also been highly committed to association work. From 2000 to 2002 he was the spokesman of the DKAEF, the German branch of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF) and from 2006 to 2009 International Coordinator of the IKAEF.
Together with Guro Timm Blaschke he built up the IKAEF Instructor Education Program, which he led in Germany for several years. Today he is the director of the Filipino Fighting Arts Association (FFAA) together with Guro Timm Blaschke.

Guro Marcus also is the owner of a Martial Arts gym called ACADEMY in Hamburg/Germany. It is considered the headquarter and high performance and training centre within the FFAA.

As a student of the art first and foremost, Guro Marcus continues training under and with some of the best teachers to gain further insight and expertise.

Aside from practicing Martial Arts, Marcus Ruddies is married and has two children. He is a graduated surveying engineer and works as an IT-Consultant. Marcus is also certified Massage therapist with additional education in sports massage, chiropraktik, joint release massage, cupping, hot stone and various more. Last but not least he is a certified Nutritionist and Holistic Diet Coach.

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