Jesse Lechuga

Jesse L.

North Hollywood, CA

About Jesse L.

Jesse teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1971
Last sign in: More than two months


I am a martial arts teacher who was a chief instructor for the world renowned Hwa Rang Do Association, a discipline that is comprehensive of striking and grappling (standup and ground fighting) as well as weapons training. I hold a sixths degree black belt in that art form as well as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. My background extends to archery and I was introduced to Tai Chi Chuan by Martial Arts Hall Of Famer Marshall Ho.

Some of my most notable students are Rick O’Kane (Full Contact Karate World Champion, Founder of Mongoose Boxing and Muay Thai), Lance Whitaker (Bronze medalist, Super Heavy Weight Boxing Contender), Nipo Muceno (LAPD Officer and trainer), as well as the LAPD C.R.A.S.H. Anti Gang Unit which I personally prepared. My instructional tape also featured in Black Belt Magazine by Threat Response System. I was one of the first graduates of Executive Security International, an elite bodyguard school. .

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Master Instructor
Mar 1974 - Apr 1990
Hwa Rang Do Association

Assistant Instructor
Jan 1971 - Nov 1973
Mu Duk Tae Kwon Do


6th Degree Black Belt
Jan 1971 - Feb 1975
Hwa Rang Do Association
Tae Kwon Do
Feb 1961 - Jan 1971
Mu Duk Tae Kwon Do

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


6th Degree Black Belt
Jan 1974
Hwa Rang Do Association

Black Belt
Jan 1971
Mu Du Tae Kwon Do


Certificate Of Appreciation
Apr 1994
Highest Score In Traditional Archery Shoot
Jul 1985
Verdugo Hills Archery Club

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Andrea B. Jan 31, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In studio Incredible teacher, equally masterful in every discipline he teaches.
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