2013 Spring Seminar SLATE DETAILS, Directions, Hotel, and Cost Information

The Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Gentry Martial Arts in Martinsville, IN, 9:30am – 5:30pm.

Driving directions can be found here: http://www.gentrymartialarts.com/visitors/gma_martinsville_directions.html

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express has a discounted rate of $89.99 per night.

2233 Burton Lane Martinsville IN 46151

Reservations must be made by March 22nd to get the discounted rate.
Block code for the group rate is GMA.

Gentry’s Address:

1909 E. Morgan St.
Martinsville, IN 46151

Contact Information can be found here: http://www.gentrymartialarts.com/visitors/contact.html


Seminar 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:

9:30 – 10:00 – Registration  

Try to arrive a little early so that we can start on time; registration always takes more time than planned.  Feel free to print and sign the 2013 Spring Seminar Registration Waiver before arriving to speed up the process.


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.


Joint Lock Weapon Defenses

10:00 – 11:15 – Arlo Welty

After you capture the arm, or catch the wrist, then what?  We will work some basic defense drills for weapons (knife, stick/short sword).  Once we can interrupt their attack and capture the arm or wrist safely, we will use joint locks to disarm and control the attacker.

Recommended equipment – training knife and stick/short training sword, some loaner weapons available.

About Mr. Welty:

In 1999 I came to Indiana University and took classes in Hapkido, Japanese Jujitsu, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Modern Arnis, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, as well as training some Brazilian Jujitsu, and Capoeira.  Focusing on Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Tai Chi, I took dozens of courses and accomplished a 1st Degree Hapkido black belt in 2003. That year I became an instructor for the Indiana University Hapkido Club, and instructed year round until 2012.  I am currently a 4th Dan Black Belt and an instructor for Indiana University, teaching Hapkido, Tai Chi, Self Defense, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima (Kali), Archery, and Billiards.  I have been the Secretary of the Board of Examiners of the USHF since 2007.   In 2012, I started a business, Satori Training Weapons LLC, selling handmade wooden training weapons including, short swords (Itaks, Machetes, Barongs, Kukri, and Kris), Nunchakus, Hanbos, Bo staffs, Rattan Escrima Sticks and much more.  In 2013 I got my book “The Art of Joint Locking” published by Turtle Press, including over 80 joint locks, 20 Directions of Response, joint lock flows, joint lock defenses, weapon lock flows and more.   Available in March.  Please visit me at www.satoritrainingweapons.com


Dynamic Range Control –

Effective use of footwork to set up strikes, kicks, or throws

11:30 – 12:45 – Brian Pike

An inside pivot is an inside pivot, but how far should I move?  The answer depends on what you intend to do after you move.  By controlling distance, different follow ups will be demonstrated, both empty-hand and using the cane.

Recommended equipment –  cane, preferably with a wide crook.  Arm guards/shin guards optional

About Mr. Pike:

Brian Pike has been training martial arts at Indiana University since 2004, beginning in Hapkido and continuing through Kali/Escrima, Tai Chi Chuan, Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do Concepts, and by dabbling in a smattering of other styles.  He has been actively involved in the IU Hapkido/Self-Defense Club as treasurer, president, instructor, and mentor throughout this time, and believes it to be one of the most defining experiences of his adult life.  Mr. Pike is currently thrilled to be teaching for the IU Martial Arts Program (since 2008), Indiana State University (as of 2013), and the occasional private student through the shared martial arts co-op of the Danger Room (founded, 2012).  He also serves as the treasurer for the USHF.


12:45 – 2:00 – Break for Lunch


Self Defense Applications of the Hanbo

2:15 – 3:30 – Steve Veldman

This presentation will offer students a basic introduction to the Hanbo as a defensive weapon. Techniques presented will be based in material already familiar to Hapkido students, and help develop students’ ability to apply sound martial and bio-mechanical principles present in techniques they already know to the use of this weapon. We will cover the use of the Hanbo as it would apply to various areas of the USHF curriculum, including punch defenses, weapon defenses, and situational self defense.

Recommended equipment – Hanbo, sticks, training knives. Hand protection and padded sticks will be useful but not necessary.

About Mr. Veldman:

Steve began his martial arts training as a Sabre fencer in high school, and weapons work has been a significant part of his training ever since. While a student and Indiana University he trained primarily in Hapkido, Kali, and T’ai Chi. He earned his Black Belt from the USHF in the spring of 2011, and is both a former instructor and former officer of the IU Hapkido Club. Steve also served as the president of the IU T’ai Chi Club, and is working to complete is instructor certification in Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan through the New School T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association.

Steve currently travels to Bloomington, Illinois each week for work. While there he trains in Muay Thai through the Thai Boxing Association of America, and continues his study of Kali. While home in Indiana, he is fortunate to continue his study of T’ai Chi and Hapkido, and to train at the Martial Concepts Academy, where he currently holds the rank of Level 4 in Kali.


Finding Jobgi in Punch Defense

3:45 – 5:o0 – David Soruco

The foundation of Jobgi is using body movement to off balance your opponent. This presentation will breakdown some typical punch defense responses to highlight the opportunities to train better off balancing technique as part of the response.

Recommended equipment – an open mind and a willing body.

About Mr. Soruco:

David Soruco has been a student of Master Burns since 1988. He started teaching at the Indiana University Self Defense Club in 1992. He holds rank in Hapkido (3rd Dan) and Taekwondo (1st Dan) and has studied T’ai Chi Ch’uan under Charles Pearce since 1996.  Mr. Soruco presently teaches at Hammer Martial Arts, in Plainfield, Indiana.


Board of Governors and Board of Examiners Meetings

5:00 – All are welcome to attend.


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