Grand Master Eugene Madry is an 8th degree Black Belt and the Director of the Cleveland Karate Institute. Grandmaster Madry started his martial arts training in 1973 with Soke Caraulia. He received numerous awards by competing in many national and local tournaments, including the Gold KI award on the back of his uniform which indicates the warrior spirit. He also received the Gold KI award on his belt which very few black belts have received in the KIA organization. This particular award is given to black belts for dedication, participation and leadership which he portrayed throughout his career in the KIA organization. He also functions as the Technical Director with KI Kajukenpo and certifies "Class A" and "Level One" Instructors. Grandmaster Madry serves as a chairman of the board in the KI organization since 1997. He was inducted into the International Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2006.
Sensei Julie Madry, is a 5th degree Black Belt and a Class A certified instructor with the Cleveland Karate Institute and the Karate Institute of America. Sensei Madry started her martial arts training in 1991 and she is the Tournament Director of the Cleveland Karate Institute.
Sensei Rick Capirano is a 3rd degree Black Belt and a Class A certified instructor with the Cleveland Karate Institute and the Karate Institute of America. Sensei Capirano was recognized as the "Most Improved Student" in 2011 and was awarded the "Instructor of the Year" award from 2012 through 2016 and again in 2018. He started his martial arts training in 2006.