Grand Master Alfred Medina
Grand Master Alfred Medina is the NYCHC's chief instructor. Grand Master Medina is a 8th dan, and has over 30 years of Martial Arts experience. He is the Vice-President representative for the ICHF in New York City, and the ICHF first 7th dan. He holds several Master Instructor certifications in Tae Kwon Do and is certified by the World TaeKwonDo Association (WTA), the Independent TaeKwonDo Association (ITA) and the World Martial Arts Research Union. In 1997 Master Medina was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and received the "The Master Instructor of the Year Award".
Grand Master Medina is a 22 year retired NYPD police sergeant. He is a certified Police General Topics, Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor. Grand Master Medina is a five time recipient of the "Governor Twenty" Police Pistol Combat award. In 1991 he was inducted into the National Rifle Association's (NRA) "1480 Club". Grand Master Medina has been featured on Channel One Cable Television in New York City.
Sr. Master James Hartigan
Sr. Master James M. Hartigan is the NYCHC's Senior Instructor. A retired Firefighter/First Responder/Hazmat, Sr. Master Hartigan has also worked as a private police office, security officer for a luxury Manhattan hotel, body guard (military and civilian) and Bouncer.
Sr. Master Hartigan has had a stellar military career: Military experience that includes US Army Active / Reserves, Special Forces A Team (Green Beret) , US Marine Corps Active / Reserve , Marine Security Forces (Anti Terror). He has trained with and Instructed many National and International units to include the US, British, Germans, Danes and Israelis. He's also a rifle, pistol, small weapons and demo expert.
A 7th degree in Combat Hapkido, Sr. Master Hartigan has an extensive martial arts background that includes Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Shotokan, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Traditional Hapkido. He's also a Black Belt in Ji Do Kwon, Certified Instructor Reality Based Self Defense, Certified Military Combatives Association Instructor, and SHARP Instructor
Kyosamin James Brown
Kyosamin James Brown is a 4th degree black belt in Combat Hapkido. He also hold a 1st dan black belt in traditional hapkido. Kyosamin Brown also has training in san shou , western boxing, jiu-jitsu and arnis. Kyosamin Brown is a certified Doce Pares assistant instructor. certified instructor in rape prevention (SHARP), woman self defense (AWSDA), and spontaneous knife defense (PPCT)