Mr. Fernan Vargas is the chief Instructor of the Military Hapkido Institute and the founder of Raven Tactical Systems. Mr. Vargas holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University.  Mr. Vargas holds the designation of Violence Prevention Specialist from the National Association of Safety Professionals.  Fernan Vargas is a current Safety Patrol Leader and Trainer for the Chicago Chapter of the Guardian Angels Safety Patrol, and the founder of the official Guardian Angels Defensive Tactics System. As a certified Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Mr. Vargas  has taught defensive tactics to law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level, as well as security officers, military personnel and private citizens from around the United States and foreign nations such as Canada, Italy and Spain.  Mr. Vargas has developed programs which have been approved by the Police officer training and Standards Board of several states, and adopted by agencies such as the Pentagon Force protection Agency.  Additionally, organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Law Enforcement and the International Academy of Executive Protection Agents have given formal endorsements of the programs developed by Mr. Vargas and Raven Tactical International. Mr. Vargas has been an instructor multiple times at the prestigious International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association International Conference (ILEETA).  Mr. Vargas has also taught at several other Leading Industry events such as the International Combatives Self Defense Association Conference, and the Saratoga Martial Arts Festival.  Mr. Vargas has appeared in numerous Industry periodicals such as The Martialist, Combat Warrior Magazine, Combat Survival Magazine, Muay Thaimes Magazine, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, Shinobi Nomo Magazine, The Defender, and Tae Kwon Do Times.  Currently Mr. Vargas holds over twenty instructor credentials in Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Edged Weapons, Impact Weapons, OC Spray, Firearms, Military Combatives Combat Martial Arts, and other related disciplines.  Mr. Vargas was named Trainer of the year 2011 by the Alliance of Guardian Angels andwas awarded the Presidential Service Award and the Shinja Buke Ryu Humanitarian Award for service to the community.  


 Mr. Novak is a Hapkido istructor at MHI and a certified instructor with Raven Tactical International.  Mr. Novak holds a degree in criminal justice from St. Xavier University in Chicago with a certificate in conflict resolution.  In addition to Hapkido Mr. Novak has cross trained in several martial arts including Kodokan Judo, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, American Kenpo, and Pencak Silat.  Mr. Novak also holds various certifications in defensive tactics, handcuffing, etc and brings with him over a decade of experience in law enforcement and security.


Mr. Armando Bucio is the owner and chief instructor of Raven Tactical Clear ridge, located in Clear ridge Illinois.        Mr. Bucio currently offers self defense and defense tactics instruction at his facility. Mr. Bucio Is currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Morton College in Cicero Illinois. Mr. Bucio Has successfully completed the Illinois unarmed and armed security officer training program offered through the Marksmanship Training Group ltd. Mr. Bucio is Illinois state qualified on the pistol, revolver, rifle and shotgun. A former member of the Guardian Angels safety patrol, Mr. Bucio successfully completed the Guardian Angels patrol tactics and defensive tactics training program. Additionally Mr. Bucio is Red Cross first aid and CPR certified. Mr. Bucio holds several instructor level credentials in the field of defensive tactics . Mr. Bucio holds basic instructor certification in the Raven Guardian Defensive Tactics System, SABER Method Edged Weapon Defense System, Raven Edged Weapons Combatives, Raven Tactical Baton System and the Raven Firearms Retention & Disarming System.   Mr. Bucio served as a co-trainer at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association 2011 International Conference.

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