2016 Fall Seminar Details

The Fall USHF Seminar will be held October 15th at Indiana University-Bloomington, 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 please 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 – Kevin Biddle

Expanding Your Movement Vocabulary
Movement Classification & Patterning for Improved Training & Technique
This presentation will focus on the use of 7 fundamental movement patterns as a foundation for relating current knowledge and teaching new Hapkido techniques. We will discuss using these movements as a way to build an ideal training session, with focus on intensity and specificity. We will also discuss designing conditioning sessions using body weight and partner-based drills.

No special equipment needed.

Kevin began study of Hapkido in Spring 2010 and absolutely fell in love with the study and philosophy of martial arts. After beginning Hapkido, he explored various other martial arts including Jeet Kune Do, Kali/Escrima, and Silat under many very talented martial artists. In 2012, Kevin achieved his 1st dan in Hapkido through the USHF and has continued his training as often as possible.  In 2013, Kevin graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 2015 received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. With experience in martial arts and exercise, Kevin seeks to use exercise science principles to improve his martial training and achieve his best possible self. His current training is focused on Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Escrima, and Jeet Kune Do.

11:15 – 12:45 – Brian Pike


Expanding the Hapkido Ground Fighting Drill

The ground fighting drill is an oft neglected piece of Hapkido student’s training. Most students learn it early on, pass their orange belt test, forget about the drill and never practice it until it comes up unexpectedly on an upper belt test. This presentation will try to breathe some new life into the drill by incorporating elements of ground fighting from other arts to make it more dynamic and effective.
Required equipment: Kicking paddles (porkchop) – some will be provided, knee pads (optional)
Brian Pike began training Hapkido at Indiana University in the fall of 2004. From that start, he expanded his study of martial arts into many of the other styles offered by the university, including Jeet Kune Do, Kali, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, and Taekwondo. After earning his first dan in Hapkido in 2007, he was honored to accept a teaching position for the IU Martial Arts Program, a position he held until 2015. During that time, he also served in various leadership roles for the IU Hapkido/Self-Defense Club, including Treasurer, President, and Instructor.
In 2013 Mr. Pike accepted a new position as coordinator for the Indiana State University martial arts program. He currently teaches Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, and Self-Defense for ISU and recently designed an Introduction to Martial Arts course to broaden students’ understanding of the historical and cultural origins of these arts. He also teaches the ISU Martial Arts club and happily serves as the Treasurer for the USHF.
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 – Jim Thomas
Body Movement Drill: Hup, Two, Three, Four

If you study USHF Hapkido you learn and (hopefully) practice the various Body Movement drills. But why do we include something equivalent to a Karate kata in our eclectic, fluid, circular motion-based martial art? How do regimented, specific, repetitive drills enhance our fighting ability? What’s the value? And why do we practice them the way we do? In this session we’ll discuss the origin and value of the body movement drills, and look at a couple of different ways to maximize their usefulness to our training. This is a participatory session, appropriate for any skill or fitness level. And you might actually have some fun.

No equipment needed unless you want to practice the body movement drill with weapons.

Jim Thomas holds black belts in both Hapkido and Taekwondo and is currently the senior instructor for the Indiana University Taekwondo program and the IU TKD Club, and a ranking member of the United Federation of Tae Kwon Do Instructors. He has, in the past, served as Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary of the United States Hapkido Federation, and was an IU Hapkido/Self-Defense club instructor.
3:45 – 5:15 – Steve Haverly

In-Fighting: The highly effective, and often overlooked range of combat

When you’re too close to strike and kick, but not quite body to body. This is the range many struggle to find their groove, however great losses may be imposed upon their opponent unexpectedly.
In this class the student will be taught:
  • Identification of this range (trapping range).
  • Proper use of techniques in this range and why they’re effective.
  • How to transition, into and out of this range.
  • How to combine techniques effectively in range, and transitioning into and out of trapping range, combining with techniques used in those ranges.
Techniques shown will include but not be limited to: Elbow strikes, knee kicks, headbutts, eye gouges, foot stomps, limb destructions, and other very nasty and effective tidbits.
No equipment required for this presentation.
Steve Haverly is a 3rd Dan Black Belt with the USHF. He is an Associate Instructor in Martial Concepts Kali and Jeet Kune Do under Patrick Kelly and Jason Winkle. Other training influences include: silat, brazillian jiu jitsu, and martial blade concepts.  Mr. Haverly is the primary Hapkido instructor for Lucas Martial Arts, Bedford, IN.
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 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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