Hwa Rang Sul Martial Arts
I am a martial arts teacher who was a chief instructor for the world renowned Hwa Rang Do Association, a discipline that is comprehensive of striking and grappling (standup and ground fighting) as well as weapons training. I hold a sixths degree black belt in that art form as well as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. My background extends to archery and I was introduced to Tai Chi Chuan by Martial Arts Hall Of Famer Marshall Ho.
My teachers include Vincente Montenegro, Gil Kim, Grandmaster Joo Bang Lee, Bob Duggan and Mando Urquidez. Some of my most notable students are Rick O'Kane (Full Contact Karate World Champion, Founder of Mongoose Boxing and Muay Thai), Lance Whitaker (Bronze medalist, Super Heavy Weight Boxing Contender), Nipo Muceno (LAPD Officer and trainer), as well as the LAPD C.R.A.S.H. Anti Gang Unit which I personally prepared. My instructional tape also featured in Black Belt Magazine by Threat Response System. I was one of the first graduates of Executive Security International, created by Bob Duggan as an elite bodyguard school.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I focus on their individual needs and strategize the right course of action.
I tailor the education that I bring to my students to serve their goals, benefit their health and provide a secure environment for them to learn.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
Sixth Degree Black Belt Hwa Rang Do
Master Instructor Certification Hwa Rang Do
Certificate of Appreciation from LAPD
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
10$ for group classes
40$ for private classes
What types of students have you worked with?
People I have trained range from military personnel to olympic medalists, children and seniors, law enforcement to seasoned martial artist, world champions to women looking to defend themselves.