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Stephen Cord, 5th Dan

Mr. Stephen Cord began training under Grand Master Bong Soo Han in 1980. Over the last twenty-seven years Mr. Cord has been an integral part of Grand Master Han’s International Hapkido Federation as a student, instructor, demonstration team master of ceremonies and sometime contributor to IHF’s Hapkido News and Tae Kwon Do Times. When asked once why he still trains with Grand Master Bong Soo Han’s Hapkido his response was said to be because it continues to bring a smile to his face.


Harvey Schwartz, 4th Dan

Mr. Harvey Schwartz moved from Chicago to Santa Monica in 1971 to attend Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Three years after graduation he enrolled in classes at Grand Master Bong Soo Han’s first Santa Monica School. The next thirty years were filled with Hapkido five nights a week, a successful personal injury law practice and the formation with his wife, Lynn Schwartz, of the prominent Westside real estate firm, Schwartz Realty. His proudest martial arts moment was seeing his son Aaron, receive his black belt as the youngest person to be awarded a Black Belt by Grandmaster Han and also as the first father and son black belts at the school.



Michael Katleman, 4th Dan

Number of years studied under GMH: Since 1982
Instructor since: Since 1989


Instructors


Kalon Welch, 4th Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1988
Instructor since: 1993
Current Instructor of: Advanced classes
Profession: Senior Manager of Business Development

 

 


Rick Scott, 3rd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1989
Instructor since: Since 1995
Current Instructor of: Advanced classes
Profession: Litigation Attorney and Real Estate Investor in West Los Angeles

 

 


John Moses, 3rd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1997
Instructor since: 2001
Current Instructor: All level noon classes
Profession: Owner of a Publishing Business

 

 


Robert Levitt, 3rd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1976 to 1978. Returned in 1995
Instructor since: 1999
Current Instructor of: Beginning/Intermediate classes
Profession: Commercial Lines Department Manager for an insurance brokerage in West Los Angeles.

 


Lynn Levitt, 2nd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1996
Instructor since: 1999
Current Instructor of: Children classes
Profession: Jewelry Designer

 

 


Robert Bedell, 2nd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1996
Instructor since:
Current Instructor of: Advanced classes
Profession: Publisher/business owner

 

 


Ken Parr, 2nd Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1999
Instructor since: Since 2005
Current Instructor of: Children’s Program
Profession: Director of finance and development

 

 


Brian Hennesey, 1st Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1992
Instructor since: 2003
Current Instructor of: Saturday all level and sparring classes.
Profession: Photographer.

 

 

Mark Levitt, 1st Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1976 to 1977. Returned 1998.
Instructor since: 2001
Current Instructor of: Teen program
Profession: Electrician

 

 

Mark Roden, 1st Dan

Studied under GMH since: 1999
Instructor since: 2005
Current Instructor of: All levels morning classes
Profession: UCLA graduate student working towards a PhD in biomedical engineering.

 

 

Anton Summers , 1st Dan

Studied under GMH since: 2003
Instructor since: Since 2007
Current Instructor of: Children’s classes
Profession: Director of finance and development