Meet Our Black Belt Team!

The Academy was founded, owned and operated by the Hufana Family since 1991.  Below is a list of the Academy's active Black Belts/Lakans who continue to "lead the pack" in skill, knowledge and character. Punong Guro Hufana has also helped establish "associate schools" lead by Certified HTAI Guros, teaching the official HTAI Arnis Curriculum.  


HTAI ARNIS Headquarters Instructors & Black Belts (effective 11/08/2017)

  • Myrlino P. Hufana - Punong Guro (HTAI Founder, Grandmaster)
  • Michael R. Hufana - Senior Guro (HTAI Chief Instructor)
  • Dave Devore - Maestro (HTAI Senior Instructor)
  • Paul Quinn - Maestro (HTAI Senior Instructor)
  • Edward "EJ" Sabiniano - Senior Guro (HTAI Senior Instructor)
  • Kevin Schultz - Senior Guro (HTAI Instructor)
  • Lizelle R. Hufana - Guro Level 2

BMAA TAEKWON-DO Instructors & Black Belts (02/13/2018)

  • Myrlino P. Hufana - Kwan Jang Nim (Dojang Head, Black Belt Master Instructor)
  • Michael R. Hufana - Sabumnim, 4th degree Black Belt (Chief Instructor)
  • Lizelle R. Hufana - Sabumnim, 4th degree Black Belt (Assistant Chief Instructor)
  • Gary Bruestle - Kyosanim, 3rd degree Black Belt (Assistant Instructor
  • Frankie Yiu - 3rd degree Black Belt 
  • Neharika Padhi - 2nd degree Black Belt
  • Benjamin Connoley - 2nd degree Black Belt
  • Brian Koh - 1st degree Black Belt
  • Natasha Malyuk - 1st degree Black Belt
  • Glenn Combs - 1st degree Black Belt 
  • Sebastian Heinitz - 1st degree Black Belt

Authorized Associate HTAI Schools

  • HTAI ANAHEIM, CA - Maestro Edwin T. PeregrinoWebsite                                                                                                                   - Classes:  Tuesday/Thursday, 8pm - 9:30pm
  • HTAI KETCHIKAN, AK - Guro Clint M. ShultzWebsite                                                                                                                           - Classes:  Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8pm
  • HTAI MILL CREEK, WA - Senior Guro Kevin Schultz                                                                                                                                 - Classes:  Monday/Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8pm