Fall 2012 Seminar Details

The Fall USHF seminar will be held October 13th at Indiana University Bloomington, 9:00am-5:30pm, in the HPER building, room 169.

Location, link to campus maps, and details about cost options can all be found on the Events Page, HPER Website, and on the USHF Website.

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, email the USHF Secretary at jawatson@indiana.edu.

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.

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.

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.


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.


9:30 – 11:00 – Eric Newman, 2nd dan         

Zero-Point Locking

This block of instruction aims to show applications of joint locks with advancing movement to complement the student’s current understanding of USHF principles.  Additionally it will cover the application of a select few joint locks where space may be limited (small space – small movement) and the desire is to create a full-body response in the opponent with minimal effort.  Time-permitting, we will cover pinning variants to secure the opponent while we consider the situational options.  The goal is to provide the student with additional tools to better understand a dynamic force resolution.

Equipment needed:  jointed appendages, willingness to learn, sense of humor.


Briefly put, Eric Newman grew up in rural Indiana and attended Indiana University in 1997.  He began his martial arts exploration in 1998 through the IU Hapkido program.  Although not instantaneous, he grew to love the martial arts and always came back to Hapkido.  He held a multitude of occupations in his 20’s until finally landing a position in law enforcement in southern Indiana.  There, he policed on a small department and landed his beautiful wife (who keeps him sane) and child (who keeps him laughing).  Seeking more opportunity, he and his family uprooted and moved near Nashville, TN.

Over the years he has dabbled in many martial arts (Small Circle Jiu Jitsu, BJJ, boxing, KFM, Wing Chun, and Pencak Silat) and has since earned his 2nd dan through USHF and a 3rd dan through Jinjungkwan Hapkido.  Currently, Eric is a police officer with Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, teaches a select few students in his free time and is studying Pencak Silat through Raja Naga Academy (Murfreesboro, TN).


11:15 – 12:45 – Master Don Burns, 8th dan

Look for more details coming soon.


12:45-1:45 – Break for Lunch

2:00 -3:30 – Christian Rau, 2nd dan USHF
Situational Self Defense / Wrist Grabs Variations
Alternative positions of wrist grab and techniques to escape them. Utilizing two way action, concept of the free part, feints/blowing smoke, path of least resistance, and body mechanics to escape. Once the wrist grab has been defended, following up with logical and effective attacks.

Positions to be covered:

  • Wrist Grab
  • Double Wrist Grab
  • Double Wrist Grab Arms/Hands Up (main focus of presentation)
  • Double Wrist Grab Arms Behind

Teaching Progression:

  • Escape
  • Escape-Follow Up
  • Escape-Follow Up-Joint Lock/Throwing

No equipment needed.


Christian Rau’s background is in Wing Chun Kung Fu and San Shou(Chinese Kickboxing), training extensively from 2000-2004 under Sifu Lance Stover in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 2005 he began training with the Indiana University Martial Arts (IUMAP) with a focus on Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do (JKD), and Escrima. His core Hapkido training has been with the IU Hapkido and Self Defense Club. Christian tested for 1st Dan in 2008 and 2nd Dan in 2010 (USHF). His involvement with the IUSDC also includes serving as Demo Coordinator from 2006-11, teaching self-defense and personal protection basics to Residence Halls, Greek Houses, Student/Faculty Groups and more. He also served briefly as Hapkido Club Instructor.

Christian is ranked Apprentice Instructor in Martial Concepts, having cross-trained since 2005 in Martial Concepts JKD and Escrima curriculum under Patrick Kelly. He began instructing for the IUMAP in 2010 and currently teaches Hapkido, JKD, and Self-Defense courses. Christian’s other notable cross training includes Muay Thai, Combat Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, and CQC. Christian also co-runs a local training project called The Danger Room.


3:45-5:15  – Paul McCarthy, 3rd dan

Super Ultimate Real World Self Defense

Don’t look any further!! This is the best Self Defense Program in the World! You are not safe unless you have been through this program!! Protect yourself and your loved ones now!! This is the most effective self defense system every developed!!!
This presentation will not claim any of the above, but will present 10 years of self defense training, research and knowledge in some fun drills from Savate, Muay Thai, Silat, FMA, Boxing, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Ninjutsu and BJJ. It will present some ideas on how to turbo charge your program, specifically for college campuses and provide you with some valuable takeaway information for your current or new self defense programs.


Paul “The British Ninja” McCarthy works as the Instructional Programs Coordinator at UCLA, managing and developing The UCLA Martial Arts Program. He began his martial arts career in Lincoln, England, where he gained rank in Western Kickboxing and trained in various forms of martial arts casually. After moving to Indiana, he began training Hapkido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He received his Hapkido black belt in 2004 and was promoted to 3rd degree in 2011, while also receiving a black belt in Taekwondo in 2006. While finishing his Masters at Indiana University he became an assistant instructor for Jeet Kune Do and Kali Escrima classes and is currently ranked as a brown belt in Filipino Martial Arts and a brown ‘ekut’ in Indonesian Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto. He received his Apprentice Instructor rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do and The Filipino Martial Arts in September 2012 and continues to pursue further knowledge under the guidance of Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto.


BOG and BOE meetings to follow.

All are welcome.


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