2017 Spring Seminar Details

The Spring USHF Seminar will be held March 25, at Lucas Martial Arts Academy, in Bedford, IN, from 9:00am-5:30pm.

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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.

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9:30 – 11:00 – Tyler Jenkins

Introduction to Self-defense with Tactical Flashlight

In this course, we will cover basic training drills and techniques using a tactical flashlight in order to increase defensive capabilities. Drills and techniques from Kali/Escrima and JKD will primarily be used in this class. The tactical flashlight is a very practical and useful tool in daily life and the carrying of it is not restricted in places such as college campuses or airplanes which make it an ideal self-defense aid.
Required equipment: We will have some flashlights available.  Please bring MMA gloves and a tactical flashlight if you have one.

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Tyler Jenkins has been training martial arts since 2008. He began his martial arts career at Indiana University after enrolling in the Escrima class. With a main focus on the Filipino arts and JKD, Tyler has an affinity for close-in combatives and improvised weapons training. Tyler earned his 1st Dan in Hapkido at Indiana University in 2012 and has continued to train various martial arts styles since then.

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11:15 – 12:45 – Bryan Robertson

Basic Form Chapter One: Intro to Self Defense within TKD patterns.

One of the ways I introduce HKD/Self Defense to TKD students is via their forms training. Yet, I am not teaching forms here. Basic HKD/Self Defense drills utilizing the template of a “karate-like” pattern.

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Bryan began training with Mr. Don Burns in 1982, starting in TKD followed by HKD in 1983. Bryan has taught at various locations and schools in Indiana and owned Universal Dynamics Martial Arts in Ellettsville for 5 years. Currently, he teaches his programs out of RyuKyu Kyusho Family Martial Arts in Bloomington.

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12:45 – 1:45 – Break for Lunch

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2:00 – 3:30 – Connor Ford

Mugging Defenses

Muggings, robberies, and home invasions are an unhappy reality that the martial artist should be trained to deal with. They are perhaps the most likely scenario in which the techniques we train would need to be used in the field, and they are an excellent starting point for those interested in self-defense.

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Conner began his Hapkido training at Indiana University where he cross-trained in Modern Arnis, Small Circle Ju-jitsu, Olympic saber fencing and HEMA Longsword fencing.  He has continued his training after leaving IU and has explored Krav Maga, Rapier and Epee fencing, Kempo Jiu-jitsu, and Kali.

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3:45 – 5:15 – Brian Pike

Line familiarization for Weapon and Punch Defenses

Many similarities can be found when comparing the curving path of a weapon attack and that of a hook. In this presentation, we’ll examine some responses to attacks with a stick, both armed and unarmed, and apply that knowledge to hook defense. We’ll also strive to blend the defenses together to provide context for unarmed stick defense.

Required equipment: A rattan stick (some will be provided)

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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.

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Building: Lucas Martial Arts Academy

Address: 715 6th St, Bedford, IN 47421

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

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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.
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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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Call for Proposals

USHF Seminar Presentation Proposals must include:

a) The name of the course.

b) A brief description of what the class will be (this should be the blurb that will be used to advertise your class on the website slate).

c) The stated objective of the course. (“Upon completing this class, students will be able to do ….”).

d) A detailed outline of what will be done in the class to achieve the aforementioned stated objective (concept explanation, techniques, drills, exercises, etc). The outline should include a break down of how long you intend to be spending on each technique, drill, or exercise.

e) A list of any special equipment or other requirements that the students would need. If you do not tell us what you need, it is likely you will not have it for the presentation.

d) An applicable martial arts teaching bio.

A couple of things to think about:

This is a 90 minute “seminar” workshop class. It is likely that many of the students will have little or no experience in the concept/technique you are teaching. It is also likely the first time many of these students have made contact with you. Keep in mind, they may or may not have a preconceived notion as to what you are wanting from them.

Be realistic. What can you accomplish in 90 minutes? What do you want your students to be able to do in 90 minutes that they couldn’t do prior to the seminar? What can you give them so that they will leave your presentation wanting more. Beginning students coming to a day-long “master class” format workshop are not there for immersion or a history lesson (unless the presentation is a lecture and that is the specific topic). It is better to show sound fundamentals and build more advanced work on top of them.

Structure your class so that they get the time to learn, work on, AND ask questions. Don’t do anything in your class that is not supporting the student outcomes at the end. With 90 minutes, you will not have time for anything else. The accomplished goals and instructor expectations are often very different things.

Proposals are due by Friday, February 17. Send proposals to the USHF Secretary at jawatson@indiana.edu.

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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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)
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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.
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12:45 – 1:45 – Break for Lunch
The Board of Governors meeting will occur during lunch.  All are welcome to attend.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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5:15 – 5:30 – Announcements and Certificates
 
The Board Of Examiners meeting will follow.  All are welcome to attend.   
 
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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.
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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.
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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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Spring 2016 USHF Seminar Postponed

Dear USHF members,
I am writing to inform you that we unfortunately must postpone the 2016 Spring Seminar that was scheduled on April 9th. The USHF Executive Committee would like to express our thanks to Sherrie Henry and the College of DuPage for their generosity and hospitality in offering to host the seminar. We hope that we can soon schedule another seminar so that our members may be able to experience their new facilities.

 

Patrick Kelly
6th dan
President, United States Hapkido Federation

Letter from the President

Dear USHF members,

As you know the date for the Spring seminar is rapidly approaching.  We have quite a bit of interest from our student body, but to date, we have not received any response to our call for presenters.  As of today, we have no slate.

That being said, unless we can get a slate of presenters together, we will have no choice but to postpone the Spring Seminar until such a time as we have presenters lined up.
Keep in mind, we are a federation of Hapkido schools/instructors, organized by a governing body.  We are not a national school run by executive committee.  We need the direct input and leadership from our constituent schools to properly function.  By having school instructors present, it provides their students the incentive for making the trip to seminars.
We are currently looking for 1st Dan and above members who are wanting to give back to the USHF and share what they have learned (perhaps from another martial art) with the rest of the Federation.

If you have not presented in the past couple of years at seminar, or if you are in need of a seminar presentation for dan rank promotion, please consider submitting a proposal.
If, by the end of the week, we do not receive any proposals for presentations, we will postpone the 2016 Spring Seminar.
Patrick Kelly
6th dan
President, United States Hapkido Federation

 

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USHF Seminar Presentation Proposals must include:

a) The name of the course.
b) A brief description of what the class will be (this should be the blurb that will be used to advertise your class on the website slate).
c) The stated objective of the course. (“Upon completing this class, students will be able to do ….”).
d) A detailed outline of what will be done in the class to achieve the aforementioned stated objective (concept explanation, techniques, drills, exercises, etc). The outline should include a break down of how long you intend to be spending on each technique, drill, or exercise.
e) A list of any special equipment or other requirements that the students would need. If you do not tell us what you need, it is likely you will not have it for the presentation.
d) An applicable martial arts teaching bio.
A couple of things to think about:

This is a 90 minute “seminar” workshop class. It is likely that many of the students will have little or no experience in the concept/technique you are teaching. It is also likely the first time many of these students have made contact with you. Keep in mind, they may or may not have a preconceived notion as to what you are wanting from them.

Be realistic. What can you accomplish in 90 minutes? What do you want your students to be able to do in 90 minutes that they couldn’t do prior to the seminar? What can you give them so that they will leave your presentation wanting more. Beginning students coming to a day-long “master class” format workshop are not there for immersion or a history lesson (unless the presentation is a lecture and that is the specific topic). It is better to show sound fundamentals and build more advanced work on top of them.

Structure your class so that they get the time to learn, work on, AND ask questions. Don’t do anything in your class that is not supporting the student outcomes at the end. With 90 minutes, you will not have time for anything else. The accomplished goals and instructor expectations are often very different things.
Send proposals to the USHF Secretary at jawatson@indiana.edu.
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