2013 Fall Seminar Details

The Fall Seminar will be held November 9th at Indiana University Bloomington, 9:00am-5:30pm, in the School of Public Health (SPH / formally HPER) building, room 169.

School of Public Health – Bloomington

1025 E. 7th Steet
Bloomington, IN 47405

Parking is located in several areas around the SPH building. There are several parking garages and parking pay lots. Please plan on leaving some extra time to park, find the building and the room.

If you have questions, email the USHF Secretary at jawatson@indiana.edu.

The cost is $50 for Non-USHF Members $35 for USHF Members. Typically USHF membership is purchased through your school.  Discuss membership with your school’s instructor.  If you do not attend a USHF school, membership can be purchased at the time of the seminar.

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 (also purchased through your school) 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 details or speak with the USHF Secretary at the event.


9:30 – 11:00 – Niles Hall and Thomas Greenwood  

The Useful Grip

We often go through situational self-defense with tunnel vision: meaning that we often add steps that don’t need to be there for the purpose of protocol. Let’s look together at three common grips and brainstorm how we might reduce steps in an effort to maximize effectiveness.

Required Equipment:  A martial arts uniform…preferably with sleeves and a collar…pants would be good too, definitely need pants.


Tom and Niles earned their black belts together through Indiana University Bloomington and have continued to train multiple martial arts together over the years both as students and instructors.


11:15 – 12:45 – Stephanie Frame 

Ground Control

This presentation will focus on two particular ground positions (knee-on-belly and s-mount). During this session you should learn most importantly how to effectively maintain control and mobility from these positions, and additionally learn some submissions to help end the confrontation.


   Stephanie Frame began Hapkido in the spring of 2008. While continuing her hapkido education and assisting in the classes she cross-trained in other arts, including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Escrima, Judo, and JKD.  In May 2010, she received her 1st dan. In 2011 she began concentrating on her Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a supplement while she continued her Hapkido training. In March of 2012, she moved to Japan for a year. While there she trained at a BJJ dojo where she received her blue belt. Shortly after returning to America, Stephanie tested and received her 2nd dan in Hapkido.


12:45 – 1:45 – Break for Lunch


2:00 – 3:30 – Bill West
Reality of Facing the Edged Weapon

A pragmatic – no non sense presentation on dealing with the edged weapon threat, legal issues, and techniques that he taught for years to protect officer’s who go into harm’s way everyday.

Required Equipment: Training knife


Bill is retired from over three decades of law enforcement and was a use of force instructor in law enforcement for 30 years. Having worked in “high incident” areas on the street, and in a maximum security correctional environment for years, Bill has operated in an environment where the “shank” was the weapon of choice.


3:45 – 5:15 – Dr. Jason Winkle

 An Introduction to CQC Basics

This session will address how to execute a single person take down & control tactic while armed. Partner assisted control and restraint tactics will also be covered to provide practitioners with rudimentary skills that can be used in home protection.


Dr. Jason Winkle is the founder and director of Martial Concepts, a martial arts training system. He holds Senior Instructor Rank in multiple martial arts systems. He currently serves as the Associate Dean in the College of Nursing, Health, & Human Services at Indiana State University. Previously he served as the Director of Combatives at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.


5:15 – 5:30 – Announcements and Certificates

BOG and BOE meetings to follow.  All are welcome to attend.  


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