Mr. Edward Ricciuti- Holds a 4rd degree black belt in Combat Hapkido, level 5 in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, held two welterweight boxing championships, and was the best boxer 1957 at University of Notre Dame. He is a cofounder and president of GHMA and a Senior Instructor in hapkido.
GHMA Senior Instructors
Sifu John Himmelman- Holds a 3rd degree black belt in Combat Hapkido, in which he is a Senior Instructor. He holds a Black Sash in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, and a Level 1 in Filipino Martial Arts. He is a co-founder of GHMA, and past president. He serves on the GHMA board of directors.
Sifu Sean Gallimore- Ran our JKD curriculum for 10 years, before moving to a different part of the state.
Mr. David Townson- Holds a 4th degree black belt in Combat Hapkido. He is ranked as 1st Kyu in Kendo, and is a 2nd degree black belt in Karate, and continues to study in the Kyokushin system. He is a cofounder of GHMA, an officer on the board and a Senior Instructor in hapkido.
If you live in the New Haven area, Sid Werthan teaches Combat Hapkido and Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan. He is a long time friend of our school (where he earned his 2nd Dan black belt in CH) and an extraordinarly talented martial artist. His school, Moonlit Path Martial Arts is in Branford, CT.
He also drops in as a guest instructor on the occasional Wednesday and regales us with his whirlwind teaching style!
Mr. Ben Chasse is one of the youngest practioners of Combat Hapkido - in ANY school - to earn a adult black belt. He has been practicing this art since 2004. He was a junior director on our board.
Junior Instructors (certified to assist in teaching Youth Hapkido)
Kiefer Neumann, Junior Black Belt in Chung So Nyun Hapkido. He has been training in hapkido since 2005. He is also on his varsity track and cross country teams, and regularly volunteers his time to help train our youth hapkido students.
ALL of Senior Instructors at GHMA trained in combat hapkido under Sabumnim Arthur Blair, the founder and head instructor of Green Hill Combat Hapkido. (Here he is twisting Sid around). When health issues forced him to retire, we reincorporated as Green Hill Martial Arts.
Kyle Neumann, Junior Black Belt in Chung So Nyun Hapkido. He has been training in hapkido since 2005. He is also a varsity wrestler, and regularly volunteers his time to help train our youth hapkido students.
Ben Townson, Junior Black Belt in Chung So Nyun Hapkido. He is an Eagle Scout, member of the National Honor Society, and a varsity cross country runner. He was a junior director on our board.
Sifu Karl Neumann- runs our Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do program. He holds a Black Sash (black belt) In Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do and a Level 1 in Filipino Martial Arts. He serves on the GHMA board of directors.
Paul Dykas holds a Black Belt in Uechi Ryu Karate and has been training regularly in Combat Hapkido since 2012. He incorporates his knowledge of Karate with our Korean system to broaden our students knowledge base of movement, balance, and striking.