Sensei Jim Shullman had approx. 5 years experience in other external martial arts before joining HBK in 2001. Since joining HBK he has earned a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and continues to train in the Chinese internal art Ba Gua Zhang.
Kyoshi Peter Van Tienen is a 7th degree black belt. He was trained by Kancho Takemasa Okuyama, the head of the International Karate Association.
Renshi Brian Norrish is a 6th degree black belt in karate and has been a chief instructor at HBK since 1989.
8th degree black belt in karate and a 5th degree black belt in judo. He is the founder of HBK,and now retired from daily teaching.