Grandmaster Ralph F Kreimer
Grandmaster Ralph F. Kreimer is the owner of Kreimer's Karate Institute
. He is a 9th. degree Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and a 5th. degree Black Belt in Tang-Soo-Do with over 40 years of experience. He is the Grandmaster instructor at Kreimer's Karate which teaches Korean karate
a blend of Hap-Ki-Do, Tae-Kwon-do and Tang-Soo-do.
Ralph F. Kreimer began teaching in 1976 and opened his first school in 1978. From 1980 through 1989, he was the Chief instructor of the YMCA's karate program until the Spring of 1989 when he opened Kreimer's Karate Institute, Inc. in Frederick, Maryland.
Grandmaster Kreimer provided his facility in 1995 to train the recruits of the Frederick County Criminal Justice academy . And in doing so, he was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his continued support of the men and women and mission of the Frederick County Sheriff's office.
Grandmaster Kreimer's reputation for quality instruction, sharp self-defense skills And well run tournaments has made him well known in Maryland and the surrounding Areas. Special guests at his tournaments and seminars have been such celebrities as Joe Lewis, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace and Jeff Smith.
Grandmaster Kreimer has made his mark on the ratings circuit and is the first senior in the history of Karate World Ratings to hold all 3 titles of Weapons, Forms & Fighting.
1989 Professional Karate League - P.K.L. #2 Sr. Fighter and #2 Sr. Forms North American Sport Karate Association Top 5 - N.A.S.K.A. Karate World Rating #1 Sr. Weapons and #1 Sr. Forms
1990 Triple Crown - P.K.L. #5 Nationally - Sr. Weapons #1 Sr. Fighter and #1 Sr. Forms #2 Sr. Weapons - Karate World
1991 Triple Crown - Karate World #1 Sr. Weapons, #1 Sr. Forms and #1 Sr. Fighting P.K.L. #1 Sr. Weapons - Top Ten Nationally #2 Sr. Forms and #2 Sr. Fighting N.A.S.K.A. - #2 Sr. Weapons and #2 Senior FormsInduction in to the World Martial Arts hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio as Instructor of the Year
1992 Induction in to the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Sr. Fighter of the Year.
2000 Karate World #2 Sr. Weapons and #2 Sr. Forms
2001 Karate World #3 Sr. Weapons and #3 Sr. Forms Master of the Year Award He was recognized as an honored professional in the 2001 edition of the National Registered Who's Who
2002 Karate World Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 Induction in to the Sport Karate Living Legends Hall of Fame For Golden Lifetime Achievement for his accomplishments In 30 plus years in the martial arts. The ceremony was held in Lynchburg, Va.
Grandmaster Kreimer has students rated in almost every category and they hold numerous titles and belts just as Grandmaster Kreimer has over the years.
Garry Holman of Karate World Ratings states that GrandMaster Kreimer and his wife Linda and daughter Janel were the first and only family to hold all title belts at the same time.
Kreimer's Karate offers programs for all ages from 3 to 93 with 24 different classes to choose from during the week. Private instruction is also available. We offer programs to help with self-confidence, self-discipline, respect and self-control. We also offer street smart self-defense, cardio-aerobics and a Lil Dragon Karate. The certified black belt instructors at Kreimer's Karate take personal interest in the students--always praising them for academic grades and at-home accomplishments, as well as their promotions in the martial arts.
Kreimer's Karate is a 3,600 square foot facility with 2,000 square feet of open workout area on a suspension floor. The lobby area includes a pro shop with a complete line of martial arts supplies. The facility offers locker rooms for both men and women. There are speed bags, heavy bags, striking balls, focus mits, kicking shields as well as blockers and other equipment to help with your training. As busy as GrandMaster Kreimer is, he always seems to find time to help others. Whether it be a few extra minutes to assist a student, or simply to lend a hand for whatever reason, you know that Ralph can be counted on to give his time.
GrandMaster Ralph F. Kreimer's motto is, "You can learn to do anything if you are patient, take your time and work hard. No time is wasted."