2015 USHF Fall Seminar Details

The Fall Seminar will be held November 14 at Indiana University, from 9:00am-5:30pm in the School of Public Health (SPH formally HPER) building, room 169.
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 – Jeremiah Deckard
The leg scissors is a leg throw that everyone learns for belt requirements but little is taught in way of context. This presentation will discuss not only how to do it, but also when (various applications of it as a counter) and also follow ups. Everyone likes the sizzle of this technique, this is a chance to actually get the steak.
Jeremiah Deckard is a 3rd degree black in both the USHF and also the Korea Hapkido Federation.  As one of Gentry Martial Arts highest ranks, he has been assisting them for many years. Well rounded physically,  he also enjoys other martial arts and enters both kickboxing matches and triathlons.

11:15 – 12:45 – Wayne Loney

Weapons retention
Weapons retention is a lesson in maintaining control of your weapon be it a firearm, knife, baton or Cain. This training is designed to teach the student the proper technique to fend off an attacker who is attempting to either disarm you or take your weapon while it is still holstered.

Equipment: The student will need a training gun (non firing) Cain, baton and rubber knife. Some weapons will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them.

Mr Loney has been in Martial Arts for 15 years, dating back to his time as a Judoka. He studied Judo under Mr. McCorkle and obtained his 2nd class brown belt. In 2008, he took up Taekwondo with Mr. Hammersley and received his 1st Dan Black belt in 2010. During this time heI studied Hapkido under Mr Soruco, received his 1st Dan in 2012 and his 2nd Dan in 2014.
12:45 – 1:45 – Break for Lunch
The Board of Governors meeting will occur during lunch.  All are welcome to attend.
2:00 – 3:30 – Paul McCarthy

Cognitive Kali and its Application to Training
Using research based programming from the UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience, Paul McCarthy will present the program he uses for the UCLA Football and Waterpolo teams which is based in Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, Wrestling, Boxing and Jeet Kune Do. Cognitive Kali is the term coined for its use in improving Executive Cognitive Function. Working with cognitive processes like convergent/divergent thinking, working memory, spatial processing, mental rotation etc…he will use basic and advanced martial arts drills to challenge your brain while training!
Equipment – Focus Mitts, Pair of sticks, training knife
Paul “The British Ninja” McCarthy has been the Director of the Martial Arts Program at UCLA since 2009. 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, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Taekwondo. 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 Degrees 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 black ‘ikut’ in Indonesian Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto. He received his Apprentice Instructor rank under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do and The Filipino Martial Arts in September 2012 and continues further his knowledge under the guidance of Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto. Guro McCarthy believes that training in and opening your mind to multiple arts, whether combative or healing, is the true path in martial arts. He holds the highest respect for all martial arts and welcomes any style to the UCLA Martial Arts Program.
3:45 – 5:15 – Mike Durisen

Dynamic Bridging to Grab and Locks with focus on Biomechanics of Locking Application

The presentation will focus on grab and locks from the standpoint of a dynamic confrontation. It will devote time and respect to explore entering into a select number of joint locks using active attachments. There will also be discussion on efficient locks for specific entries. We will touch on a few possible entries and some of the appropriate joint locks from those entries. Once at the locking position, the proper biomechanics of the joint lock application will be explored.

Mr Durisen has had the privilege to train under a variety of talented martial artists in the USHF since 2005, and is currently a 2nd dan black belt in the USHF. In 2005, he also began my study of the Martial Concepts’ Jeet Kune Do and Escrima curriculum under Jason Winkle and Patrick Kelly. In 2006, he began his exploration of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also began to study Modern Arnis with Jason Gearheart and Chuck Gauss. His current studies are focused on Hapkido, Escrima, and Jeet Kune Do.
5:15 – 5:30 – Announcements and Certificates
The Board Of Examiners meeting will follow.  All are welcome to attend.   

Building: School of Public Health (SPH formally HPER) building, room 169.
Address: 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
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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