USHF Board of Governors Election Process and Letters from the Officers

Greeting members and school representatives of the United States Hapkido Federation,

A reminder that election of officers of the Federation will take place during the Board of Governors meeting at the upcoming USHF Fall (winter) seminar on Dec 8th.    While elections are always open to nominations, this year is especially important as we have several officers stepping down, and we need new volunteers to take their place.    A brief summary of their each officer’s duties is included below.

Nominations will be taken up to 24 hours prior to the seminar.  You may contact a current USHF exec board member to nominate yourself or someone else (who accepts the nomination).  Any member of the USHF in good standing may run for Executive Office.

Please familiarize yourself with Article VIII of the USHF constitution (available on the website homepage) for the election, but here is a quick summary of the voting procedure:

Member schools vote (not individuals).  School vote(s) are weighted according to number of current members.  In order to be eligible to vote, your school must:

1) be up to date on school membership dues

2)  submit a CURRENT roster.   Schools without rosters will be assigned the lowest level of votes

3) assign a STATED voting representative.

Refer to the constitution for absentee voting procedures, but the above requirements still apply.

General Duties of Executive Offices

President:

  • Oversee and run USHF meetings
  • Oversee Board of Governors Executive Committee meetings
  • Be liaison and ambassador of the USHF to the broader martial arts community
  • Primarily responsible for organizing USHF seminars and events

Vice-President

  • Fill in for the President when needed
  • In charge of the black belt rosters
  • In charge of the USHF newsletter
  • Coordinating with the other officers on the above

Secretary

  • Keeping records of all USHF proceedings such as minutes at BOG meetings
  • Keep email and other lists current
  • Maintain USHF social media presence and maintain website, especially for communication purposes

Treasurer

  • Bill and collect both school and individual dues, and other revenues for USHF
  • Keep annual record keeping/accounting for the federation
  • File necessary state/federal records associated with non profit status, taxes, etc.
  • Reimburse expenses of federation.

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Letters from the Board of Governors Executive Committee Officers

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President Statement

United States Hapkido Federation Members and Friends,

I am honored to have been given the time to serve as President of the Governing Body of the United States Hapkido Federation for the past 12 years.  After much reflection and deliberation, I feel it is past time that I step down and provide space for others to take on the mantle of the leadership of the Governing Body.

Over the years I have seen the growth and contraction of our Federation of schools and individuals.  During that time I felt that putting power into the hands of the constituency, in line with the tenants of our Constitution, was the best course of action.  My hopes were that the breadth of experience from our diverse constituency would bring value to our Federation and keep us from stagnation.  In the past few years, this has been met with only partial success.  Since many of our constituents see the Governing Body as the source of leadership and power within the Federation, it was easy for me to become complacent and take membership acceptance as approval.  In actually, our Federation is designed to be the opposite.  Schools and dan-ranked members must be empowered to direct the course of the Federation, charging the Board of Governors with the duty to execute as stipulated in our Constitution.

As to the direction of our Federation, I’ve always tried to keep us in line with our self-defense roots.  We tout ourselves as a self-defense based martial art and, if we truly wish to serve our students, current and future, we must constantly re-evaluate our curriculum and approach to education.  It is all too easy to get caught up in the “old way” of doing things in the martial arts.  As most of us realize, the martial arts are steeped in tradition and personality.  I charge the incumbent candidates to pay tribute to the traditions in which our Federation was founded, while being open-minded and progressive so as to remain relevant in an ever changing world and allow the membership to put their own stamp on our Federation.  If we find ourselves teaching concepts and techniques exactly as we taught them back in the early years, then I believe we are failing our constituents.  We, as instructors, need to check our ego at the dojang door and embrace the role of student in our own practice.  “It’s the way we used to teach it” as a reason to keep teaching the same material is irrelevant.  Being accepting of new ways to approach the martial arts, and the self defense applications in particular, is critical.  Tradition, though important to the culture of the martial arts and capable of changing lives, does not save lives.

To whoever takes the reins of the Board of Governors, I ask you to charge the member schools to enable their student’s input into Federation affairs.  We need input not just from the owners of our member schools, but also from our individual memberships.  The leadership needs to empower the members of the student body to find their own voice and, in turn, give back to the Federation.

All the best,

Patrick Kelly

6th Dan

USHF President

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Vice President Statement

I plan to continue to serve as Vice President, if voted in, and look forward to rededicating myself to the position with the more clearly defined duties.

Brandon Sieg

USHF Vice President

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Secretary Statement

Over the past 12 years I have enjoyed serving as Secretary for the USHF.  Organizing seminars and promotional events over the years has been an enjoyable and valuable learning experience. It is my hope that I have helped to provide ample opportunities for the organization to grow, while also encouraging individuals to grow as martial artists.

Keeping the organization’s records, marketing, and communications methods updated has been a challenging learning experience over my years of service. Working as the USHF Secretary has given me the opportunity to learn my administrative strengths, and to improve upon my weaknesses.  I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve.

I wish the best of luck and success to the next generation. I am excited to see the changes and fresh ideas the new leadership brings to the USHF.  I encourage the next generation of leadership to make changes that will allow the USHF to adapt and survive in the coming years. I will be happy to assist in the transition in any way I can.

Jacki Watson

USHF Secretary

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Treasurer Statement

For the last 9 years it has been my privilege to serve as the Treasurer for the US Hapkido Federation. In that time I believe I have done what I could to make our record keeping and finances efficient, as well as helping with the operation of our semi annual seminars. Having moved out of the Midwest, I am finding it more difficult to stay engaged with the day to day business of the USHF and have been recently unable to attend seminars. Therefore I have decided to step down as Treasurer in the hope that someone with the ability to attend these meetings will fill this crucial role. I will be happy to assist whoever decides to take on the position with any questions they may have during the transition. Thank you to the Federation for this opportunity to contribute to an organization that has touched many lives, including my own.

Brian Pike

USHF Treasurer

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2018 Fall USHF Seminar Details

The Fall USHF Seminar will be held December 8th 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 – 10:30 – James Shepard

Destroy, Trap, Lock!: Deflection, barrier removal and close quarter striking into locking and control positions

This seminar aims to cover different options for removing barriers into standing locking/control positions and takedowns.  Starting with a few basic reference points the learner will learn transitions from interior and outside entries to basic control or striking positions and advance into take downs into ground control. The learner will gain an understanding of how locks are earned from bridging and striking to attachment and joint/base disruption and manipulation. Gross motor/ large joint movement will be emphasized.  No special equipment needed except an open mind.

 

Required equipment: None

James Shepard is a 2nd dan Black belt in the USHF and senior Hapkido instructor and Guardian Martial Arts Studio. He additionally teaches and is an apprentice instructor in NSI Arnis and Worden Defense System under Professor Kelly Worden. James additionally trains in Marital Concepts JKD and Kali, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Taekwondo. James has also worked security and bodyguarded VIPs at a local venue.

 

10:45 – 11:45 – Dan Scripter

Building Better Practice: Taking a planned approach to building skill

Practice is the foundation on which skills are built and learned. These learned skills become the movement choices that are made when high stress situations arise. Believe it or not, practice is a skill, and like any skill it can be taught and refined to be more effective and time efficient for the user. Using a scientific approach that looks at how skills are learned and the psychology of coaching this session will lay a foundation on how to make the skill of practice better

Learn a scientific approach to make practice work for you

Required equipment: None

Dan started his martial arts journey in 2002 at Sponseller’s Martial Arts in South Bend Indiana. Receiving his Taekwondo black belt in 2006. He began co-teaching Taekwondo and a martial arts based fitness kickboxing classes in 2005, and after receiving his black belt began running all classes two nights a week. In January of 2009, Dan started his journey in Hapkido at IU. He assisted with classes throughout his undergraduate degree, assisting in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Self-defense classes; while taking any martial arts class that would fit into his schedule. Dan was the club sports Martial Arts Committee Chair 2011-2013. Dan received his Black belt in Hapikdo in the spring of 2014. He was the head instructor for an Adaptive Martial Arts class at the Monroe county YMCA form 2013-2017, and Hapkido club instructor from 2015-2017. Dan is currently a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, 1st in Hapkido, and a 1st degree in Tang Soo Do. In his role at Rowan University, he teaches martial arts based fitness kickboxing classes, consults for a local self-defense service, and leads a small Hapkido group.

 

12:00 – 1:00 – Brandon Sieg and Edie Kim

 

¼ Turn Palooza

The lock we typically refer to as ¼ turn is one of the most fundamental and common locks in the martial arts.   This presentation will focus on a much deeper and broader understanding of the lock and its many variations and applications, including follow ups/pins, counters, and counters to the counters.

Required equipment: None

Brandon Sieg started martial arts nearly 35 years ago in a very traditional korean setting. He has over 25 years experience in hapkido. In addition to being a 6th dan in the USHF, he also holds a 6th dan in the Kyung Mu Kwan from Korea and completed the first ever Korea Hapkido Federation instructor training course held in the US. His familiarity with both more traditional forms of Hapkido and the more combatives based, Americanized style of the USHF will allow him to help bridge the gap between Edie Kim’s experiences and that of our USHF students.

 

 

1:00 – 2:15 – Break for Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 – Jeremy Burns

Self-Defense Efficiency Through Unification of Default Techniques; for Standing & Ground Scenarios

 

Throughout this presentation we will introduce a series of minimalist techniques which we have found to be very effective in several areas of our Hap Ki Do Curriculum. These areas include but are not limited to: Attacks from the Front/Rear, Punch/Weapon Defenses and Ground Fighting.

As students progress through the ranks of our system and start experimenting with other arts and systems, they often forget to go back to basics. It is our hope that through this presentation all participants will gain an appreciation for the basic techniques that got us where we are today.

Required equipment: Stick and Knife (1 stick and 1knife per pair: weapon vs no weapon)

Jeremy began his martial arts training at the age of six, shortly after seeing a young Ralph Macchio win against all odds in The Karate Kid. Since that time, he has trained in various arts including Karate, Luta Livre/Vale Tudo, Aikido, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Hapkido and Muay Thai.  In 2007 Jeremy happened upon a charismatic man by the name of Paul McCarthy, who introduced him to the newly formed Florida Gulf Coast University Martial Arts Club and USHF Hapkido. Jeremy has remained an assistant instructor at the FGCU Martial Arts Club for over ten years and continues to train in other arts.  Jeremy lives by the motto, “Learn to conquer concepts and open the door to success through adaptation.”

 

3:45 – 4:45 – Mai Ngo

Ground-control: Position, Techniques, and Transition

Our Hapkido curriculum incorporates many applications of takedowns, including joint-lock throws, punch defenses, and situational self-defense. What happens when you end up going to the ground with your opponent is less often addressed. Focusing on side-control and kesa-gatame, we will explore proper application of, techniques from, and transitions between these two important ground-control positions.

Required equipment: None
Mai began her martial arts journey with a Self-Defense class at Indiana
University. She started Hapkido in 2014 and earned her 1st Dan black belt from the United States Hapkido Federation in 2017. Mai has served as an Assistant Instructor for several Hapkido and Self-Defense classes at IU. She currently trains in Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, and Kali at Satori Integrated Martial Arts.
5:00 – 5:15 – Announcements and Certificates
The Board Of Examiners and Board of Governors 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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2018 Fall USHF Seminar Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

USHF Seminar Presentation Proposals must include:

  1. a) The name of the course.
  2. 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).
  3. c) The stated objective of the course. (“Upon completing this class, students will be able to do ….”).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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, October 12. Send proposals to the USHF Secretary at jawatson@iu.edu.

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2018 Spring Seminar Details

The Spring USHF Seminar will be held April 14th at Indiana University-Bloomington, from 9:00am-5:00pm 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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Arlo Welty
Patrick Kelly
Jason Winkle
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5:00 – 5:15 – Announcements and Certificates
 
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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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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, March 2. Send proposals to the USHF Secretary at jawatson@indiana.edu.

2017 Fall Seminar Details

The Fall USHF Seminar will be held November 11th at Indiana University-Bloomington, from 8:30am-6:30pm in the School of Public Health (SPH formally HPER) building, Room 169.
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Order of events:
8:30 – 9:00 – 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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9:00 – 10:15 – Adam Rector

Standing Grappling from the Rear

Often we focus our takedown training from the front of an assailant. This makes logical sense as this is where our situations often initiate. Once distance has been closed and upright grappling commences, however, the ability to move to and control an opponents back opens up many opportunities to finish. This presentation will cover several entries to rear grappling from various front clinches and striking range as well as teach a handful of take downs, chokes, and finishes once rear control has been established.

 

Required equipment: None

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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 3rd degree black belt in Kyushiki-ryu Kempo Jutsu, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido and Associate Instructor in Martial Concepts JKD and Kali. He holds undergraduate degrees from Indiana University in both Physics and Martial Arts Training Methodologies as well as a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology. He is also a graduate of the International Stunt School, a member of the United Stuntmans Association, and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.

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10:30 – 11:45 – Chris Sokolowski

 

Parkour Fundamentals


Far from the roof jumps or complex flips seen in movies, parkour is just the discipline of moving from place to place, navigating obstacles in an efficient manner. This overview will present a portion of the basics of parkour with an emphasis on safety and simplicity.

Required equipment: All equipment will be provided.
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Chris began his martial arts training with Hapkido at IU in 2013. Like many others he soon became obsessed and trained in as many styles as he could, focusing on Hapkido, Kali, and Jeet Kune Do. He earned his 1st Dan in Hapkido in August 2015 and was an instructor at the IU Hapkido/Self-Defense Club from 2016-17. He has also trained in parkour since 2012 and taught parkour classes at the YMCA. His favorite part of both martial arts and parkour is the mindset of self-improvement they inspire.

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12:00 – 1:15 – Steve Haverly

 

The Benefits of Head and Neck Manipulation

We will explore how moving, attacking, and counter attacking the head and neck areas of the body, can greatly aid your effectiveness and efficiency in self defense. The participating student will learn and practice various techniques that apply to the head and neck areas of the body. Specifically in off balancing, control, pain compliance, and debilitation.

Required equipment: Possibly one rattan stick, or hanbo, per student. (Some equipment will be provided.  Please bring your own if you have it)

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Steve Haverly, 3rd Dan Black Belt USHF Hapkido, received his 1st. Dan rank in 2011. He holds an Associate Instructor rank in Martial Concepts Kali/Jeet Kune Do under Patrick Kelly. Lately also he has also been pursuing training in Silat Suffian Bela Diri.

 

1:15 – 2:30 – Break for Lunch
The Board of Governors meeting will occur during lunch.  All are welcome to attend.
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2:45 – 4:15 – Arlo Welty

Punch Defenses Revisited

 

Punch defenses are a very valuable part of self-defense and need to be constantly revisited and retrained.  We will rep punch defenses from a variety of strikes in different combinations to better prepare ourselves for self-defense on the street. We will be using all ranges, including Close Quarter Combatives to deal with our attacker.  We cannot get stuck in a drill mentality that is controlled to a specific combo.

Required equipment: MMA gloves are recommended but not necessary

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Arlo Welty has been training martial arts for the past 25 years, recently receiving his 5th Dan Black Belt in Hapkido. He currently teaches for Indiana University and is the owner/head instructor at Satori Integrated Martial Arts in Bloomington, Indiana.  Arlo started in Hapkido in 2000 at IU, taught IU Hapkido/Self Defense club 2003-2012 and had a book published entitled “The Art Of Joint Locking” in 2013.  Besides Hapkido, Arlo also instructs Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Tai Chi Chuan, and Archery.

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4:30 – 6:00 – Brandon Sieg

Multiple attackers– strategies and tactics

This seminar will be an overview of multiple assailants from several perspectives –from general principles and concepts to specific tactics such as shielding and stacking, to legal and psychological considerations.  We will finish looking at more traditional Hapkido 2 v 1 techniques as well.     The only required equipment is at least two friends.   The USHF may provide some friends to rent if you can’t find two.

Required equipment: None
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USHF VP Brandon Sieg has over 30 years experience in the martial arts and nearly 25 in Hapkido. Relevant to this presentation, his credentials include 6th dans in both the USHF and Korea Hapkido Fed (Kyung Mu Kwan) and a certified instructor in FAST Defense Multiple Assailants. He has taught professionally for over 20 years at Indiana University, DePauw University, and owns Gentry Martial Arts in Martinsville, IN.
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6:00 – 6:15 – 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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