SENIOR MASTER

DAVID RIVAS

· Over 35 years of Martial Arts experience.
· Senior Master Instructor Certification - Combat Hapkido
· Founder/Director ICHF “Ground Survival” Program
· Authored the Budo Intl./DSI production DVD series Combat Hapkido "Ground Survival" (2012)
· President - Defensive Tactics & Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
· Faculty Instructor “International Police Defensive Tactics Institute” (IPDTI)
· Staff Instructor “Military Combatives Association (MCA)
· "Hanminjok Hapkido Association / The World Ki-Do Federation" certification
· 2001 - WHOFSC Hall of Fame: “Instructor of the Year”
· 2005 - “Budo International” Magazine Hall of Fame: “Outstanding Achievement in the Martial Arts”
· 2007 - “Action Martial Arts” Magazine Hall of Fame: “Outstanding Achievement in the Martial Arts”
· 2007 - “Artes Marciales en Accion” Magazine Hall of Fame: “International Master Instructor”
· 2007 - “International Martial Arts/Budo” Magazine Hall of Fame: “Gold Life Achievement”
· 2010 – “World Karate Union” Hall of Fame, “Lifetime Achievement”
· Featured in the November 2001 issue of the official Air Force Magazine “Airman”
· Featured in the Budo International DVD production: “Combat Hapkido Ground Survival” (2010)
· Featured chapter on Ground Survival in the book: “Combat Hapkido: Intelligent Self Defense” (2009)
· Featured in several articles in Budo International Magazine
· Instructor Certification in Russian Combat Sambo
· Black Belt in TaeKwonDo
· Training in Karate, Judo, Aikido, Boxing & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
· Member of the 1998 Air Force TaeKwonDo Team
· Former Defensive Tactics Instructor for “HSEC Caribe” Corporation
· Honorably retired after 20 years of active duty as a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
· Former Detention Officer for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
· Currently Police Officer for Apache Junction, Arizona

 

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