Fall 2011 Seminar:

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Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN

Saturday, November 5th
9am – 5:30pm

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Parking is located in several areas around the HPER building. DO NOT PARK IN A SPOTS! Although some of them are available on the weekends, A spots that are 24 hour A spots will be ticketed…severely. There are several parking garages and parking pay lots. Please plan on leaving some extra time to park and find the building and the room. If you have questions, send them via the Feedback Form.

Cost:  $50 for Non-USHF Members $35 for USHF MembersAt Registration you can become a USHF member for $15 therefore making your registration fee $50…so you might as well join USHF so that your next seminar fee will only be $35, but the choice is always yours.

If you are a USHF member dues are paid in either the spring or fall. Try to keep track of when you need to pay dues so that you will not have an extra $15 fee to pay unexpectedly. If you are affiliated with a school, they should be keeping a current roster and can therefore tell you when your dues need to be paid and if this is the case, you should be paying your dues to your school who will then forward the appropriate amount to USHF.

If you have questions you can always contact USHF via the Feedback From (link above).

Another payment option is purchasing a life membership which, as the name indicates, will grant you access to all USHF Seminars for free for life. The cost of a life membership is $150.

And finally, USHF apparel and patches are always available for purchase at the seminars so bring extra money if you are interested in purchasing any USHF apparel.


USHF Schools must bring an updated roster with USHF membership details in order for students to receive school membership discount. See our website for membership details or speak with the USHF Secretary at the event.

Board of Governors and Board of Examiners meetings will follow after the seminar.

Order of events:

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration

Try to arrive a little early so that we can start on time; registration always takes more time than planned.

9:30 – 11:00 (095) – Ron Tubbs and Adam Gus

Stick Defense with Pressure Point Applications

Ron Tubbs is currently a 6th degree in Tae Kwon Do, 5th degee in Ryukyu Kempo, 4th dan in Hapkido, Reiki; master sechiem and Japanese restoration practitioner. Indiana University(Bloomington) graduate 1989 (BA), Criminal Justice, Indiana Wesleyan University (Indianapolis) Masters of Science, Management.

Adam Guy is a 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do and is a 1st dan in Hapkido.

Suggested equipment: sticks.

11:15 – 12:45 (095) – Paul McCarthy

Closing The Range – Empty Hand

Taking training drills from Savate, Muay Thai, Silat, Wrestling and FMA this Paul McCarthy will close the gap in combative techniques. Starting with long range kicking drills predominantly from Savate we will carve up the opponents defenses. Then we will close the gap into more powerful Muay Thai kicking drills and eventually work our way into the clinch. From the clinch we will take a couple of takedowns from a variety of arts and finish them off with submissions on the ground.


Paul McCarthy is currently the Director of the UCLA Martial Arts Program in Los Angeles California. He has been training in martial arts for approximately 17 years and holds black belts in Hapkido and Taekwondo. Most recently he has been training with Guro Dan Inosanto in Los Angeles and holds rank in Filipino Martial Arts and Silat. His experience ranges from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Jeet Kune Do with training in many different arts along the way.

“Living and training in Los Angeles has given me the opportunity to train with some spectacular martial artists, I have grabbed these opportunities with both hands and look forward to giving something back to both Indiana University and the United States Hapkido Federation which both have given me so much on my path of martial arts”

12:45-1:45 – Break for Lunch

2:00 -3:30 (169) – Patrick Kelly

Grab & Lock Teaching Progression

Patrick Kelly will take the attendees through a teaching progression aimed and dissecting and analyzing our joint locking system with an emphasis on attachments, angle familiarization, pressure control, footwork and flow. Students should walk away with a training methodology that will improve their joint locking technique combatively and artistically.


Mr. Kelly, who started training Hapkido in 1990, currently holds a 5th dan black belt rank within the United States Hapkido Federation and was recently re-elected USHF President. In 1992, he was appointed the assistant instructor for the Monroe County YMCA Martial Arts Program and from 1993-1996 he served as YMCA Martial Arts Director where he taught classes in Hapkido, Martial Concepts, Kid’s Self-defense, and Kid’s Karate. In 1996, he was awarded the rank of Full Instructor in Martial Concepts: Fitness and Fighting System. He has been instructing Hapkido and Self-defense classes at the Indiana University Martial Arts program since 1992. He instructed for the IU Self-Defense Club in 1993-1995 where he served as Vice-President from 1992 to 1993 and continues serving as a safety officer and advisor. He also serves as Faculty Advisor for the Martial Arts Committee in the Division of Recreational Sports. From 1993-2006, he provided security and management for a local business. In 2009, he presented a workshop on Martial Arts for Physical Education: Attribute Development and Self-Defense Application for the Physical Education Summer Institute for the Indiana Department of Education.

Mr. Kelly has studied concepts and techniques from several martial art systems including, Jun-fan Kickboxing, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Savate, Kali/Escrima, Penjak Silat, Shoot-fighting, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, T’ai Chi, Fencing, Archery and personally subscribes to Sifu Bruce Lee’s philosophy of Jeet Kune Do in both his martial arts training and in life.

In what spare time he has, Mr. Kelly enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, and sleeping when the coffee wears off.3:45 – 5:15 (169)

3:45-5:15 (169) -Jason Winkle & Steve Chamness

Tactical Concepts for Civilians and Law Enforcement

Dr Jason Winkle and Officer Steve Chamness will be presenting tactical concepts that apply to both civilian and law enforcement operations. Entries, restraints/control, take downs and follow ups will be covered.


Dr. Jason Winkle is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Martial Concepts: Fitness and Fighting Arts. Previously, Dr. Winkle shared his twenty-five years of martial arts experience with the cadets of the United States Military Academy where he served as the Director of Combatives and as a consultant with US Army Special Forces.

Dr. Winkle’s areas of expertise include close quarters combat, close quarters battle, martial arts, and fitness. He has published numerous books and articles in these areas. His background coupled with his energetic teaching style make him a sought after lecturer and seminar instructor. He teaches seminars both nationally and internationally. Martial Concepts is Dr Winkle’s vehicle for sharing his experience in the martial arts with others. He established Martial Concepts with the intent of exposing students to an affordable and credible system. He stresses the skill components of combative arts while developing a healthy, able-bodied, mentally balanced individual.


Steve Chamness is a martial artist with 19 years of experience. He is currently a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a Full Instructor in the Martial Concepts: Fitness and Fighting Systems. Steve has been a police officer for over 11 years with the last 6 spent in SWAT where he currently serves as a team leader and full time training officer in addition to his duties on the team. In that capacity, he is responsible for training incumbent officers and new hires on combatives, use of force, criminal law, firearms, and tactics. Steve is a certified firearms instructor through the state of Arkansas and is both a Tactical Pistol Instructor and Tactical Rifle Instructor under Paul Howe, Combat Shooting and Tactics. Steve is a certified CQB (Close Quarters Battle) instructor and a certified defensive tactics instructor. He has also completed the Physical Fitness Expert Course (Law Enforcement Focus), Boot Camp/Circuit Training Leader, and Coaching Healthy Behaviors courses at the Cooper Institute in Dallas Texas.

BOG and BOE meetings to follow.

All are welcome.


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