About The Tri-Martial Arts Federation
Here at the Tri-Martial Arts Federation, all the martial arts schools which are members of the Federation come together to teach the 3 major facets of martial arts fighting (Striking, Throws/Take-downs & Grappling) into one extremely effective method. Master Towey has spent his entire life in the pursuit of this system.
As you learn more about the federation you will also learn of the three facets of martial arts (Physical, Spiritual & Mental Well-Being) which will define your overall ability to achieve your highest potential and become a true warrior. Becoming a true warrior requires you to harness your mind, body, and soul's full potential through the development of all three facets of this ancient and sacred art form.
Our instructors teach their students that they must strive to become better citizens and learn to amplify their lives and the people, places, and things around them through the teachings of martial arts. To be a positive effect on their community and world, and send good and positive energy through everyone and everything they come in contact with.
TMAF Student Creed:
1. I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical growth.
2. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others
3. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively; to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.
Master Tim Towey began his martial arts journey nearly thirty years ago beginning with judo. He grew up in Hawaii, and being a white kid on the north shore in 70’s made him quite the adversary to the locals, and was forced to learn how to defend himself. Ever since he was young, Master Towey has been learning and teaching martial arts.
Tim continued to wrestle in high school and a college, so that he may further his martial arts skills with ground technique as well as a conditioning coaching. He trained under famous wrestling coach (Wrestling Rhinos) Mike Hess. Tim also trained under Wrestling coach Steve Anderson of the WSWCA Hall of Fame.
Master Towey has trained with some of the world’s best athletes and martial artists. These personalities include Jock Miramarka (2nd generation student of the famed Yip Man), Royce Gracie (UFC Champion), Grandmaster Soto (eight time Kumite Champion), as well as several accomplished wrestler and boxers.
In 1998 Master Tim Towey was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Instructor of the Year by none other than the founder of Dux Ryu, and real life subject of the major motion picture Blood Sport; Frank Dux. Master Towey was inducted into the hall of fame only one year after being open as a martial arts school out of a community center.
Master Towey continues to contribute to the Martial Arts and his community. He first started teaching martial arts in 1996 in Oceanside, CA at a community center. There his student population grew and grew as more people came to learn. Tim has always believed in helping the community and the best way through his eyes are to do so through community centers and helping those who are really in need.
Tim has since then opened up 4 more schools including 2 more in Vista, CA, and his personal dojo to teach martial arts in Fallbrook, CA. Tim has now made 15+ black belts and has placed them in community centers so that they can take after him and help those in need. He currently trains with friends, students, and family in the Northern San Diego area. Teaching Martial Arts in Fallbrook is where he does most of his training now days and Martial Arts in Fallbrook seems to be growing in lieu of moving his school to the area. Tim also teaches self-defense in Fallbrook as well as Oceanside too.
Tim Towey's Credentials:
1.) 1st Dan by the International Federation of Ju-Jutsuans
2.) Member of the Mudansha Division of the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai
3.) 2nd Dan of the United Martial Artists Association in Moo Duk Kwan and Tae Kwon Do.
4.) Official Instructor of the National Moo Duk Kwan Association
5.) SanDan in Shotokan Karate Do by the Christian Karate Federation of America.
6.) 1st Dan Black belt by the Dojo of Self-Defense.
7.) Instructor under the International United Kickboxing Association.
8.) 2nd Dan Jiu-Jitsu by the Martial arts Masters World Federation
9.) 2nd Dan under Severs Tang Soo Do
10.) Student of 6-Time South American Champion and Member of the Argentinian Pan American Team Maestro
11.) Moniteur in 3 Weapons (Sabre, Foil, Epee) by the Associatione Italiana Maestri Di Scherma (A.I.M.S).
12.) Moniteur under the Comitato Olimpico Nezionale Italiano (C.O.N.I)
13.) Moniteur under the Federazione Italiana Scherma(F.I.S).
14.) Member of the United Martial Artists Association Black belt Hall of Fame Council
15.) Golden Globe International Martial arts Hall of Fame
16.) Founder of Towey's Academy of Martial Arts and the Tri-Martial Arts Federation
17.) Official instructor under the California Amateur Pankration League
18.) 1st Dan in Moo Duk kwan by U.S. Combat Martial Arts Association International
19.) 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate by U.S. Combat Martial Arts Association International