Al Mattaliano

Owner-Chief Instructor

Biography /
Career Highlights

Al has been involved with the martial arts for 23 years and has a Black Belt under the International Combat Hapkido Federation. Prior to opening this school, Al owned 2 schools in Ft. Lauderdale FL.

Al has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and was a Corporate executive and investigator in the Security and Loss Prevention field for 22 years. His area of responsibility included apprehension and prosecution for criminal activity. While working for companies such as Burdines and Saks Fifth Avenue in Florida and Beverly Hills California He provided Executive protection for celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Cristy Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Julio Iglesas, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn.

Security & Loss Prevention 1975-1996
Mr. Mattaliano has held many different Security and Loss Prevention positions during his 21 year career. Starting as a security guard in 1975 to Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills California. And then a Corporate Security position with Burdines of Florida.

Mr Mattaliano specializes in development of staff for security apprehensions, (dishonest employee and shoplifting), executive protection, security system design (alarm & video), investigations.

KORVETTES DEPARTMENT STORES, 1975-1979 New York, N.Y. Highest position held; Investigator,
ABRAHAM & STRAUS DEPARTMENT STORES 1979-1981 Woodbridge N.J. highest position held; Security Manager,
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 1981-1984, Beverly Hills CA. 1993 FtL. FL. position; Loss Prevention Manager,
BURDINES DEPARTMENT STORES, 1985-1989 Miami Fl. Positions held; Regional Security Manager, Corporate Divisional Security Manager,
WESTINGHOUSE SECURITY SYSTEMS 1991-1995 Miami Fl. position; Security system sales and design,
BJ's WHOLESALE CLUB 1995-96 Jesey City N.J. positions held; Security Manager.

Bachalor of Science, Safety and Security Administration.
New Jersey City University - 1978



Certificate courses; Electronic countermeasures, Executive protection, Alarm Installation and Design.

Black Belt in Combat Hapkido
Issued By; Grandmaster John Pellegrini International Combat Hapkido Federation

Business enterprises
Legends of sport Collectibles - Owner, Pompano Beach Florida 1989-1993
Sales of sports cards and collectibles.

Weston Martial Arts Academy -Owner, 1996-1999
Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido school in Weston, Florida.

Karate after School Inc. - Owner
1999 to Present

, Tae Kwon Do school and after school program in Piedmont, South Carolina