2014 Fall Seminar Details

The Fall Seminar will be held November 15th 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 Street
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.

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.

Satori Training Weapons will have a table at the spring seminar with dozens of handmade blades, nunchaku and “The Art of Joint Locking”, Including over 80 joint locks, joint lock flows, joint lock defenses, 20 directions of response, and more!!   190 pages.  There will be seminar specials and sales, so please stop by purchase a new training weapon.

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Order of events:

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration

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 – Todd Miller 

Adding Verbal Boundary Setting Skills to Your Hapkido Practice

Adding verbal assaults to your routine Hapkido practice is a fun way to spice up and disguise repetition in regular training. We will draw from Bill Kipp’s FAST defense program on concepts of boundary setting skills with our partner who is called the “woofer.” Topics will include appropriate body language, tone of voice, how to be a better bad guy, creating an appropriate Woof, and implementing those parts into Hapkido practice ranging from punch defenses to weapons defenses.

Required Equipment:  sunglasses, hooded sweatshirt, training weapons


Mr. Miller started his martial arts career in 1998 with Hapkido at Indiana University (Bloomington). Since then time he has earned his 4th degree Black Belt in Hapkido under the United States Hapkido Federation, a black belt with the Korean Hapkido Federation, and a Black Belt under the UFTI in Taekwondo. He is Co-owner of Gentry Martial Arts Martinsville.He is currently on staff at Indiana University’s School of Public Health in the Kinesiology Department. Todd Miller started his FAST Defense training in 2001. During this time he has been a part of all that FAST has to offer. He is a full time instructor teaching at both his locally owned MA school but also at Indiana University.

11:15 – 12:45 – Adam Rector  
Creating Multi-Range Flow Drills as a Novel Approach to Drilling Hapkido Skills
Using techniques selected from the wide breadth of the Hapkido curriculum, this presentation will focus on the creation of dynamic, reciprocal, partner drills that allow the repetition of such skills while flowing through a variety of ranges of combat; from kicking to ground work.


Adam Rector has had martial arts influences in his life since a very young age, but began formal training in martial arts when he was 14 with the art of Tae Kwon Do. Since that time he has trained in various styles from different cultures and philosophies. He holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Kyushiki-ryu Kempo Jutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido and first level instructorship in Martial Concepts JKD and Kali. In 2011 he graduated from Indiana University with a double major and Honors in both Physics and Martial Arts Training Methodologies. He is also a graduate of the International Stunt School, a member of the United Stuntmans Association, and an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.


12:45 – 1:45 – Break for Lunch


2:00 – 3:30 – Patrick Kelly 
Ground Control from Throws and Takedowns
Required Equipment: None

Mr. Kelly, who started training martial arts in 1979, currently holds a 5th dan black belt rank within the United States Hapkido Federation. In 1996, he was awarded the rank of Senior Full Instructor in Martial Concepts: Fitness and Fighting System. He has been instructing martial arts classes at the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1993 where he also serves as Martial Arts Program Coordinator for the School of Public Health and as Faculty Advisor for the Recreational Sports Martial Arts Committee. From 1993-2006, he provided security management for several local businesses. In 2009, he presented a workshop on Martial Arts for Physical Education: Attribute Development and Self-Defense Application at the Physical Education Summer Institute for the Indiana Department of Education. He is currently an Advanced Actor-Combatant in the Society of American Fight Directors and has taught martial attribute development based courses at regional workshops for them. Mr. Kelly has studied 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, Hapkido, T’ai Chi, Fencing, Longsword Fencing (Liechtenauer Tradition), Archery, Stage and Screen Combat, and Tactical Firearms Training.  In what spare time he has, Mr. Kelly enjoys cycling, running with his dogs, reading, and sleeping… when the coffee and adrenaline wear off.


3:45 – 5:15 – Dr. Jason Winkle  

Ground Based Edged Weapon Techniques

Required Equipment:  Practice knife.

Dr. Jason Winkle is the CEO of the Monroe County YMCA. He is a former Interim Dean and Associate Dean for the College of Nursing, Health, & Human Services at Indiana State University. As a civilian, Dr. Winkle served as a faculty member and Combatives Instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He is also the past President of the International Tactical Officers Training Association and the Senior Leadership Writer for SWAT Digest.


5:15 – 5:30 – Announcements and Certificates

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


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