Academy Promotions

The following ranks have been awarded to members of the academy in Zimmerman Self Defense System since the academy was founded on September 19, 2011.  The Zimmerman Self Defense System is a combination of Taekwondo, Judo, police self-defense systems and several other martial arts.  We teach a system of self-defense with concepts, principles and techniques from other systems added in.

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Awarding “Trey” His Black Belt in 2013

My sons and I have ranks in traditional Taekwondo and Judo. These ranks represented here are ranks in the Zimmerman Self Defense System only.

4th Degree Black Belt
Ken Zimmerman Jr., February 21, 2015 (Founder)

3rd Degree Black Rank
Ken Zimmerman Jr., February 19, 2011 (Founder)

2nd Degree Black Rank
Kenneth Zimmerman III, April 27, 2015 (Co-Founder)

1st Degree Black Rank
Ken “Trey” Zimmerman III, April 27, 2013 (Co-Founder)
Caleb Zimmerman, April 27, 2015 (Co-Founder)

2nd Degree Brown Rank
Caleb Zimmerman, September 11, 2014 (Co-Founder)

1st Degree Brown Rank
Caleb Zimmerman, February 10, 2014 (Co-Founder)

Purple Rank

Blue Rank
Ryan Marks, May 10, 2013
Nathaniel Williams, May 10, 2013
Brad Marks, May 20, 2013
Bryanna Newfield, April 14, 2014
Matt Wodicker, April 14, 2014

Blue Tip (Old System)
Matt Wodicker, February 2013
Bryanna Newfield, October 28, 2013

Green Rank
Jacob Sheppard, September 2012
Bryanna Newfield, May 20, 2013
Paul Adams, December 7, 2015

Green Belt/White Stripe
Ben Marks, March 17, 2014
Trevor Schnable, March 17, 2014

Green Tip (Old System)
Zack Buell, May 20, 2013
Johnny Nunn, May 20, 2013
Brandon Ortmann, May 20, 2013

Orange Rank
Paul Adams, July 20, 2015

Orange Belt/Black Stripe
James Woolston, December 2012
Ben Marks, May 20, 2013
Orange Belt/White Stripe
Eleanore Newfield, March 17, 2014

Yellow Rank
Zack Driemeyer, September 2012
Kristy Fischer, June 2012
Bob Reeves, September 2012
Kacey Yount, December 2012
Vincent Newfield, April 14, 2014
Victoria Newfield, April 14, 2014
Sunni Whitaker, April 14, 2014
Paul Adams, April 20, 2015

Yellow/Black Stripe
Eleanore Newfield, May 20, 2013
Ayden Treece, May 20, 2013
Yellow/White Stripe
Regina Fischer, June 2012

Yellow Tip (Old System)
Victoria Newfield, January 20, 2014
Sunni Whitaker, January 20, 2014
Vincent Newfield, February 10, 2014

White Belt/Black Stripe
Jace Webb, May 20, 2013
C. J. Hayes, April 14, 2014

White Belt/Black Tip
Jack Rendleman, May 20, 2013

Willow Spirit Award
Ryan Marks – December 2012

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