Our instructors

Ray Hildreth, Owner, Chief Instructor

 Master Ray Hildreth is Certified, 8th Degree, by the World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters of Hong Kong. With over 50 years of Martial Arts experience his background includes Hung Gar Kung Fu, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, Kenpo Karate and select forms of the Chen, Yang and Wu Hao methods of Tai Chi Chuan.


Sifu Hildreth has received the following Recognitions and Awards: 1992 AAU Outstanding Service Award, World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 1998, Whirlwind Classic Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, American Black Belt System Hall of Fame in 2004. Inducted into the International Chinese Martial Arts  Champinship (ICMAC) Hall of Fame on June 30, 2018.


Master Hildreth is the author of the book Hill 488, that was published by Simon & Schuster and released in 2003. The book chronicles the battle in Viet Nam, June 15-16, 1966, atop of Hill 488, which made Master Hildreth’s eighteen man platoon, the most decorated unit for its size in United States military history. The Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, thirteen Silver Stars, and eighteen Purple Hearts were awarded to Master Hildreth’s platoon. Master Hildreth, himself, received the Silver Star and Purple Heart Medal for his participation in this historic battle. It was this battle that prompted Master Hildreth to seek out martial arts training so that he could be better prepared should he be sent back to Viet Nam.

Tulsa Kung Fu

A message from Ray Hildreth

Eric Gesinski

Eric Gesinski has been a member of Tulsa Kung Fu since November of 1999 and is one of the Senior Black Shirt, Assistant Instructors, for Master Hildreth’s Teen & Adult Kung Fu and San Shou/Kickoxing Programs. Eric received his Level One Black Sash on April 27, 2006 and has distinguished himself in several regional and national martial arts events. 

Truman Maxey

Truman has been a member of Tulsa Kung Fu since 2004 and is a Senior Black Shirt, Assistant Kung Fu Instructor, for Master Hildreth's Green & Red Dragons Youth Martial Arts Programs as well as the Teen & Adult Kung Fu & San Shou/Kickboxing Programs.

Ron Holdcroft

Ron has been the Senior Assistant Kickboxing, San Shou, and MMA Instructor, for Tulsa Kung Fu since 2010. He holds the 2006 Oklahoma USMTA Native American League Heavy Weight Championship Title Belt as well as the 2007 Mid American Chinese Martial Arts Heavy Weight San Shou title. Ron has an extensive background in Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

Vinh Nguyen

Vinh has been a member of the Tulsa Kung Fu family since 2008 and is the Senior Black Shirt Assistant Tai Chi Instructor. Vinh is certified by Master Hildreth in select forms of the Chen, Yang, and Wu Hao Tai Chi systems.