Tim Hollembaek started his
martial arts training at Kingsley AFB in 1964 while serving in the USAF. Before starting his training in Lotus, he continued his study of Judo at
the San Jose Judo Academy under Sensei Bill Montero and Sensei Don
Montero. After moving back to Bend, Oregon in 1969 he continued to train
in Judo intermittently as instructors came and went. He received a green
belt in Chito Ryu karate at C.O.C.C. in 1971. He studied Tai Chi Chuan and
Judo in Eugene, Oregon between 1973 and 1979 then moved back to Bend again. When Chuck and Lily Quick started the Lotus program in Bend in 1979 Tim
was one of the first students to enroll.
Tim was promoted to the rank of black belt in December of 1986.
awarded him his 2nd degree in June of 1992 and 3rd degree in July of 1996. He received the rank of 4th degree from Ajarn Precha Mahachanavong in Ubon
Ratchathani, Thailand while studying there in July of 2003. Tim was
awarded his 5th degree from Lily Quick in 2007.
Tim has introduced the use of pressure points to Lotus so that his
students are aware of the most effective places to target with Lotus
strikes. He continues to study Kyusho Jitsu (the art of striking
pressure points) and Small Circle Jujitsu, created by Professor Wally Jay,
the concepts of which help to fine tune the techniques of Lotus. Tim has
also studied Arnis, Aikido, Gracie Jujitsu and Muay Thai.
Tim has written several articles on the