MASTERS COUNCIL & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The AHF Masters can bring the highest level of
training to your school. in a variety of subjects.
Joint Locking, Ground Fighting, Weapon Disarms,
Pressure Points, Traditional Weapons,
Hapkido Instructor training, Police Defense Tactics, Bodyguard training,
Rape Self Defense.
Physically fit and ethical practitioners with proper rank standards to guide and
further your training needs.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER:
Grandmaster Frank Ehnle
*7th Dan Black Belt Hapkido
* 6th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
* Black Eagle Hapkido Gradnmaster Certification
* Kukkiwon & KiDo Certification
* Certified Jeet Kune Do Master Instructor, JKD Assoc.
* Awarded "Hapkido Instructor of the Year" March 2000.
* Inducted to WHFS Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2000
* Developed Hapkido Pressure Point Program 3/20/2002
* Developed Royal Dragon Martial Art System
* Former Exec. Vice Pres. of an International Hapkido organization
* Founder and President American Hapkido Federation
* Developed AHF Joint Locking Instructor training program
* Began training 1972, Isshinryu Karate
* AHF Inducted into HOF"Best New Organization" March 2007.
GRANDMASTERS & MASTERS COUNCIL, SENIOR BOARD MEMBERS
|PROFESSOR GARY DILL
9th Dan Grandmaster
Professor Gary Dill has the rare honor of being one of
the few original students who trained in one of Bruce Lee's three JKD
schools while Bruce was still alive and heading up the JKD training
program. Dill has been teaching Jeet Kune Do for almost 30 years, and is
considered by many as one of the nationally known authorities in JKD
today. He has written numerous articles concerning JKD for "Black
Belt", "Inside Kung Fu" as well as other martial art
magazines, has authored a JKD training manual, and produced a
comprehensive collection of JKD home study videos
As well as being a world known authority on JKD,
Professor Dill is also a fully certified Grandmaster of Bushido Kempo, a
pure combat system with techniques from Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Aiki-Jitsu, Gung
Fu, and weaponry. He has been inducted into several martial art hall of
fames, and is a member of three different grandmaster councils. He has
also received official rank recognition from mainland
| China as an 8th Degree Black Sash in
Chinese Wu Shu. The Professor has been active in the martial arts since
1963, and hold black belts in several different combat martial arts.
The core system, SDS Bushido Kempo , was founded by
Professor Dill who has conferred the rank of 9th Dan in both SDS
Aiki-Jitsu and SDS Bushido Kempo as well as the title of Soke -Dai
(Successor) upon Dr. Farinelli . Dr. Farinelli is a professor of English
and Languages at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah ,
Oklahoma, where he developed and currently supervises the NSU Aiki-Jitsu
program presently taught by long time black belt students, Stu and Patrick
On a personal note, Professor Dill has
spent many years in law enforcement, having served as a federal
intelligence agent, state police criminal investigator, and as a chief of
police. He was also a firearms instructor and a senior police defensive
tactics instructor. He is a Vietnam veteran, and served in both the US
Marine Corps and in the US Navy, and was a special agent with Naval
Intelligence (NIS). Professor Dill now delegates all of his time to
teaching the combat arts. For more info on Prof. Gary Dill,
MASTER PEDRO RODRIGUEZ
7th Degree Black Belt
World Huk Ju Sool Hapkido Association, Senior Master Instructor
Huk Ju Kwan Hapkido, & Kido-Kan Ju-Jutsu Certified Shihan
International Federation of Ju-Jutsuans. Certified Instructor PFS Jeet
Kune Do & Kali, Tae Kwon Do & Kajukenbo Kenpo. Certified
Police Defensive Tactics Instructor. Former Head of Security -
Upscale & Largest Night Clubs in Orlando, Florida. Security
Consultant to Largest Night Clubs in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Instructor to officers in over 50 Law Enforcement Agencies.
Member, United Martial Artists Association Hall of Fame Black Belt
Council. Vice President Kido-Kan International, Founder IPDTI Officer
Ground Survival. 8 Time Hall of Fame Inductee. Former Vice President
Rodriquez is a pure street stylist. A superior and highly skilled physical martial artist
equally skilled on his feet and on the ground. Master Rodriquez holds a
vast knowledge of diverse open hand and weapon based Martial Arts
LUIS SANTOS RENSHI
TenShin Aikido Federation
|Chief instructor Luis
Santos Sensei currently holds the rank of Rokudan ( 6
Dan ) and the Official Title of
RenShi from the Dai Nippon Butoku
Kai Honbu Kyoto Japan.
Santos Sensei has been a student of Aikido since 1982 and has
trained with many top Aikido instructors in the US and Japan.
Santos sensei open up his first dojo in Orlando Florida in
In Kyoto Japan Santos Sensei was awarded the rank of
Rokudan and title of Shihan,
after performing a demonstration at the Third
World Butoku Sai and 46th Japan
National Butoku Sai it was held in the historic
Butokuden in Kyoto Japan this April 29-30, 2008. Shoubukan
dojo means the Hall of Stressing the Truth and Spirit
of Martial Way.
Martial Art Title ( Shogoo )
issued by the Dai Nippon Butotku Kai Honbu Kyoto Japan.
RENSHI Means Highly Trained
Warrior, Man of High Attainment.
Santos Sensei also hold rank in the Arts of Iaido 4th
Dan in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido
issued by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.
Santos Sensei travel around the world conducting seminarís
and demonstration in Aikido Iaido, and Batto Do Ryu Sei Ken
November 2009 Shihan Santos was
officially approved and recognized by the DNBK ID office and
Honbu Headquarters, Kyoto, Japan As a Officials
Coordinator of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International
Santos Sensei travel to Japan to train with the Master
annually and take his senior students with him
|In 2004 the Dai Nippon
Butoku Kai Honbu Kyoto Japan recognize the TenShin Aikido
Federation as a accredited organization and official
representative of the DNBK Honbu Kyoto Japan.
|GRANDMASTER PHIL PEPLINSKI
Black Belts in Hapkido, Taekwondo and Torite Jutsu. Expert in
firearms. An extensive knowledge of Pressure Points. A member of the Dragon
Society. Currently teaching Temple Terrace S.W.A.T. Team defensive tactics
and rapid controlling techniques. A very serious street approach to training with respect to the
traditional Martial Arts. One of Master Ehnle's original Taekwondo
instructors. Master Phil Peplinski brings a
vast array of Martial Arts knowledge and "Reality Based"
fighting experience to the AHF staff.
|MASTER FRANKIE EHNLE
6th Dan Black Belt
MuKiDo Traditional Weapons Instructor
Master Frankie Ehnle.holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a
3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. He has been training in the Martial Arts
for over 25 years. He began in Uechi-Ryu Karate at age 8, he then earned Black Belts in Taekwondo &
Hapkido. He developed a full traditional weapons program of
Sword , Bo Staff, and Nunchaku. This study includes forms as well as all
of the traditional stances, strikes and blocks of these weapons in an
exciting and well disciplined belt level format. This is a ranked program
with certifications at each level. It is a very disciplined and intense
of these traditional weapons. He offers clinics and seminars in the Mu Ki
Do (Way of the Weapons) program.
|SENSEI LOUIS COLETTI
Sensei Coletti is Master Ehnle's original Isshin-ryu Karate instructor
from 1972 on Long Island, NY.. He also trained in Shotokan Karate as well
as Taekwondo. He was the coach of a competitive Grappling team in the
1980's. In the early 1970's he was in attendance at the Ed Parker tour and
witnessed Bruce Lee perform his 1" punch, Nunchaku skills and
sparring demonstration. Sensei Coletti trained in the now legendary
Lindenhurst, Long Island Isshin-ryu Dojo under Don Nagel and Ed McGrath.
Sensei Coletti is a traditional Martial Artist with
the highest of martial arts standards and integrity.
Sensei's 1970's uniform from the Ed McGrath Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Master Ehnle & Sensei Coletti
AHF MASTER LEVEL HAPKIDO INSTRUCTORS
| MASTER WILLIAM GIBSON
5th DAN HAPKIDO MASTER
Master Gibson is an AHF Master Level Hapkido
instructor in Texas. Senior Special Agent for the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security/ICE and a certified SRT/SWAT member. Student of
Grandmaster Cau Gia Pham - Texas Jin Pal Hapkido.
Certified Instructor under Hapki Taekwon Moo Do. Certified
Instructor under Texas Jin Pal Hapkido. Krav Maga (US Air
Force OSI/Special Agent deployment training for Baghdad, Iraq, 2003);
also trained in Kim Soo Karate and Judo.
United States Marine Corps, infantry, then as a