July 23, 2024



Real Leaders of Hapkido: Meet Grand Master Jan Brown

Real Leaders of Hapkido: Meet Grand Master Jan Brown

Grand Master Jan Brown, USA Hapkido Union, Inc New York State Director

The USA Hapkido Union, Inc. is proud to announce that Grand Master Jan Brown is the New York State Director. He is responsible for vetting prospective member schools in the state and Chairman of the State Exam Committee for Black Belt Rank testing and advancements.

Grand Master Brown is a US Air Force Veteran and graduate of the US Air Force Leadership Schools. He has graduated from the Non-Commissioned Officers Preparatory Academy, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy at Air University on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

In addition to his extensive leadership education, he has had a very impressive martial arts career that includes attending Instructors and Masters Courses as well as serving in leadership positions. He is undisputedly one of the most Senior Hapkido Grand Masters in the United States.

Mr. Jan M. Brown Jr., RPIH, ASHM, CSSM, CESCO
71 Harth Drive
New Windsor, NY 12553-7422
(845) 565-4603

Objective: To obtain recognition for myself and my students, fully utilizing my credentials and experience possible.

Civilian Education: Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School, June 1980
Dutchess Community College, Criminal Justice (1980-1981)
Community College of Air Force, Public Health (1982-1986)
Columbia Southern University, BS/Safety Engineering (1996-2005) Ashwood University, MS/Safety Management (2005-2007)

Military Education: USAF Delayed Enlistment Program (1982)
BMTS Lackland AFB, San Antonio TX (1983)
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX (1982-1983)
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX (1982)

Education: United States Air Force (1982- 2006)

Academy of Health Care Sciences
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist/321-91R10

School of Aerospace Medicine (BRANCH CHIEF’S AWARD)
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Environmental Medicine Specialist/B3ABY90830-000

School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Hearing Conservationist/84-65

School of Aerospace Medicine (DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE)
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Bioenvironmental Engineering Specialist/B3ABY90730-000

School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Industrial Hygiene Measurements/B3AZY90770-009

School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks AFB, San Antonio. Texas
Industrial Radiological Hazards/B3AZY90770-004
(Radiation Safety Officer Certification)

Air University
Maxwell AFB, Alabama
NCO Preparatory Academy

Air University
Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Noncommissioned Officer Academy

Air University
Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Senior NCO Academy

Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
Pollution Prevention/ENV-022

Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
Hazardous Materials Management/ENV-222

Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence
Web University
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)/Cert# 22356-13

Education: Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Major/Criminal Justice (16 Credit Hours)

               Community College of the Air Force 
               Maxwell AFB, Alabama (58 Credit Hours) 
               Majors/Public Health & Bioenvironmental Engineering 

               Columbia Southern University 
               Fairhope, Alabama 
               Bachelor of Science/Safety Engineering (May 2005) 
               Graduated w/Honors: Summa Cum Laude 4.0 GPA 

               Columbia Southern University 
               Fairhope, Alabama 
               CECM/Certified Environmental Compliance Manager (May 2005)                    Ashwood University 
               West Point, New York 
               Master of Science/Environmental Safety Management (November 2007)                    Graduated w/Honors: Cum Laude 3.5 GPA 

Environmental, Safety & Occupational Health Certifications:

Initial ANG Environmental Management Training (Oct 1991)
Annual ANG Environmental Management Workshop (1992-2005)
40 Hr. HAZWOPER Training (29 CFR 1910.120) 1994
8 Hr. HAZWOPER Training (Annual) 1995-2005
Initial Hazardous Waste Management Training (40CFR 264.16c), (Oct 91)
Hazardous Waste Management Refresher Training (1992-2001)
Hazardous Material Training (HM-181/HM-126F), (Oct 94)
Annual Hazardous Material Training (1995-2012)
Initial Hazardous Communications Training (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Annual HAZCOM/Community Right to Know Law Training (1988-2012)
Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act Training (1994)
Annual EPCRA Update (1995-2012)
Air Force Institute of Technology-Pollution Prevention (P2-1995)
AFIT-Hazardous Material (HM-1999)
Total Quality Leadership Program (1991)
Quality Awareness Course (1995)
Team Building & Meeting Management Course (1995)
Total Quality II, Continuing the Journey (1995)
Diversity Training Course (2001)
Basic Supervisory Training Course (Mar 1990)
Supervisors Training Course Instructor (1998-2001)
Galaxy Training Course Instructor (1997-2001)
Math, Engineering, Science & Technology (METS) Instructor (1999-2002)
Hazardous Material & Pollution Prevention Team Leader (HMP2 Team)
[ANG Environmental Quality Award for 1998] ANG Environmental “Bioenvironmental Engineer Award”
[ANG Environmental Quality Award Winner 2001]
Continuing Medical Readiness Training (1994/1998/2001)
USAF Training the Trainer (Sep 1994)
USAF Records Maintenance & Disposition Orientation Training (Oct 1991)
Alternate Radiation Protection Officer (RPO-July 1990)
Primary Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-Aug 1993)
Certified Radiation Safety Officer (CRSO/May1995-2006)
USEPA Waste Minimization/National Plan Article (Aug 1997)
American Safety & Health Institute Master Instructor Trainer (2000-2017)
ASHI Master Instructor Trainer (2001- 2012)
ASHI Accredited Training Center Coordinator [Military/2000-2006]
ASHI Accredited Training Center [Civilian/2001-2017]

EHS Certifications (Continued)

HazCat Training Course for Hazardous Materials Identification, 2 June 2005.
HAPSITE Portable GC/MS Operation (INFICON), 4-6 June, 2005.
HAZWOPER Refresher Training (SAIC), 16 & 17 March, 2005.
Environmental Workshop Refresher Course (ANG), 14-17 March, 2005.
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 3 Feb 2007
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher Course 16 Jan 2007
Contractor Safety 10 Feb 2007
Chlorine Awareness 18 Jan 2007
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher Course 11 Feb 2008
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety & Health Course Cert# 001687150 / 6 Feb 2008
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Course 21 Feb 2008
Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) Course 21 Feb 2008
Cleaning Up Small Chemical Spills Course 21 Feb 2008

Martial Arts Blackbelt & Instructor Certifications:

Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/1st Degree Blackbelt 1978
Goju Ryu Karate Do/1st Degree Blackbelt 1981
AikiJitsu/1st Degree Blackbelt 1981
Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/Instructor Certified
Tae Kwon Do, Moo Duk Kwan/2nd Degree Blackbelt 1983
Tae Kwon Do, Ji Do Kwan/2nd Degree Blackbelt 1983
Chinese/American Kenpo/1st Degree Blackbelt 1984
Okinawan Kempo/1st Degree Blackbelt 1984
Kyoku Ninja Kan Karate/1st Degree (Honorary) 1989
Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/3rd Degree Blackbelt 1991
Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/Chief Instructor Certified 1991
World Tae Kwon Do Federation/Kukkiwon 1994
(Blackbelt & Master Instructor Certified)
Tae Kwon Do, Chang Moo Kwan/4th Degree Blackbelt 1995
Tae Kwon Do, Chang Moo Kwan/Master Instructor Certified 1995
Hapkido/4th Degree Blackbelt 1995
Hapkido/Instructor Certified 1995
Hapkido/Master Instructor Certified 1996
Korea KIDO Association/World KIDO Federation 1998
(Blackbelt & Master Instructor Certified)
Tae Kwon Do, Chang Moo Kwan/5th Degree Blackbelt 1999
Hapkido/5th Degree Blackbelt 1999
Hapkido/Master Instructor Certified 1999
American Chung Do Kwan Limited Instructor Certification 14 Sept 2002
Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/6th Degree Blackbelt 2003
World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Association Instructor Cert# A-238
World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Association School Cert# A-123
Koga Ryu, Ninjitsu/1st Degree Blackbelt 2005/Way of the Winds System
World Black Belt Bureau/6th Degree Blackbelt 2006/Sahbumnim/Lifetime Member
World Black Belt Bureau/Certified Instructor 2006
World Black Belt Bureau/7th Degree Blackbelt 2009/Kwanjahngnim/Lifetime Member
World Black Belt Bureau/Certified Instructor 2009
Tae Kwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/7th Degree Blackbelt 2009
TaeKwon Do, Chung Do Kwan/Appointed Kwan Jahng Nim 2009
Universal Taekwondo Alliance/8th Degree Blackbelt
Universal Taekwondo Alliance/International Grandmaster Instructor
Tactical Hapkido Alliance/6th Degree Blackbelt
Tactical Hapkido Alliance/Master Instructor
Haedong Gumdo Association/4th Degree Blackbelt 2015
Haedong Gumdo Association/Instructor Certification 2015
World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan/8th Degree Blackbelt# 168 2016
World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan/International Instructor# M1621 2016
World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan/Dojang Registration# 1-3110 2016

Other Important Certifications:

USAF/AHA Basic CPR Instructor Course
USAF/AHA CPR Instructor Trainer Course
USAF/ARC Basic First Aid Instructor Course
USAF Self Aid & Buddy Care Instructor Course
National Youth Sports Coaches Association
APIH/Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist

Outside Military Employment
Self-Employed: Nonappropriated Fund Activity Contractor
Martial Arts Instruction @ Base Gym, Youth Centers, Rec Centers

                        Morale, Welfare & Recreation Contract Instructor 
                        United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 

Martial Arts Instructor: Laughlin & Brooks AFB’s, Stewart ANGB, USMA, West Point Awards/Accolades:

Co-founder USAF Tae Kwon Do Association (1984)
Executive Director USAF Tae Kwon Do Association (1987-1996)
International Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Inductee: 1998 / Master Instructor)
World Hapkido Association (Chartered School 2003-2017)
Executive Vice President Universal Taekwondo Alliance 2011
Korea Martial Arts Society Registered Membership (2015-2017)
Korea Martial Arts Society/Continental Executive Councilor (2017)

Experience: Started training in the martial arts February 1968. Currently have 49 years total training time in the martial arts. Started teaching in 1976, 40 years teaching experience, promoted 63 students to various levels of blackbelt rank. Several are now instructor & master instructor certified. Instruction provided to adults and children ages (5-76). Managed commercial and military martial arts schools. Management experience includes contractor services for Non-appropriated fund (NAF) activities. Conducted testing and training for local, regional and national organizations. Attended competitions on local, state, regional, national and international levels. Established 105th Martial Arts Group at Stewart Air National Guard Base in 1989, first Air Force Reserve Component Installation with a fully accredited martial arts training program, this program has been in continuous operation from its inception. Tae Kwon Do is the primary training program for Stewart ANGB, however Hapkido was added as a supplemental training opportunity, truly cementing the 105th martial arts group concept of offering training diversity for a well-rounded martial arts curriculum. Currently teaching blackbelt level classes as well as instructor development programs for all of my practicing black belts. During a military deployment to El Salvador was able to share my martial arts experience by training the El Salvadorian military members on the deployment. Briefed United States Ambassador to El Salvador regarding our martial arts program and additional training opportunities for deployed service personnel. I’m now qualified as a master student who loves to learn about martial arts. Currently instructing: United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, under exclusive contract for the past 16 years. Founded: The American Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido Academy @ West Point in 2000. Six Black Belt level students have been promoted. Retired: USAF (1 April 2006).

Organizational Memberships:
American Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido Academy Association (Founder)
USAF Tae Kwon Do Association (Co-Founder)
United States Tae Kwon Do Association/Universal Tae Kwon Do Association (Current)
United States Chung Do Kwan Association (Former)
United States Tae Kwon Do Union (Former)
105th Martial Arts Group (Founder)
Korea Kido Association
World Kido Federation
World Hapkido Association
Hanminjok Hapkido Association
World Tae Kwon Do Federation (Kukkiwon)
Independent Tae Kwon Do Association (Former)
International Combat Hapkido Federation (Former)
American Bushido Martial Arts Federation
American Chung Do Kwan Association Limited (Former Co-Chair BOD)
Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists
World Safety Organization
American Society of Safety Engineers
National Association of Safety Professionals
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Air Force Sergeants Association (Former)
National Rifle Association
North American Hunting Club
Southern Dutchess & Putnam Sportsmen’s Association

Interests: Instruction/Teaching/Research, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Backpacking, Baseball, Coaching.

Personal: Marital Status-Married
Children-Sons, Casey, Jeremy, & Bryce

References: Available upon request.

Additional Martial Arts
Awards & Accolades: Letter of Recommendation (May 1980) Mr. Thomas Brooks
Letter of Recommendation (May 1980) Mr. Michael DeFillipo
DCC Organizational Letter of Support (Sept 1980) Mr. Smith
Letter of Recommendation (July 1981) Ms Vera Kiang
BSA Order of the Arrow Demonstration (Thank You 1982)
Marist College Demonstration (Thank You 1982)
Certificate of Award (Sensei Tommy May/Mar 1984)
Okinawan Kobudo Clinic (May 1985)
Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Clinic (May 1985)
Letter of Appreciation (Aug 1986) Youth Services, LAFB, TX.
Certificate of Award (Aug 1986) Youth Services, LAFB, TX. Certificate of Recognition ( Aug 1986) Karate Instructor
Letter of Appreciation (Sep 86) Outstanding Service to LAFB
Presidential Sports Award (Mar 1991) Tae Kwon Do
USCDKA Outstanding Support Award (1992)
Leadership in the Martial Arts Seminar (Jun 1992)
Certificate of Achievement (1992 USCDKA Seminar)
25th Martial Arts Anniversary Banquet (Feb 1993)
Silver Anniversary Plaque & Awards (Feb 1993)
Outstanding Merit Award USCDKA (1994)
Kwan Jang Tour Thank You (1994)
Support & Demonstration Award (1994)
Testing & Training Certificate of Accomplishment (Jun 2000)
USCDKA @ Stewart/Sr. Testing Advisor (2003-Current)
Co-Chair ACDKL Board of Directors (2002-2005)