Martial Artist, Los Angeles Jeet Kune Do student of Bruce Lee, pioneer of Jeet Kune Do Grappling, founder of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. Combining the knowledge in the arts of grappling and submission alongside the skill of trapping and the striking arts, Sifu Larry Hartsell took these arts into a. Larry Hartsell & JKD Grappling. “ Reject what is useless; Research your own experience; Add what is. specifically your own” – Bruce Lee. Larry Hartsell took.
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As a long time practitioner of the martial arts – most notably Jeet Kune Do – Hartsell was one of the first in the United States to embrace and train in Shoot Wrestling when it was introduced at the Inosanto Academy. Sifu Larry and his long time student relaxing after a seminar. Combining his knowledge in the arts of grappling and submission with his skill in the trapping and striking arts, Larry has taken his art to a new dimension”.
Larry was to continue this branch of Jeet Kune Do and further study the many grappling arts that were available including becoming one of the first students in America to train Shooto. Larru returning from the war, he continued training at Bruce Lee’s school under the guidance of both Bruce Lee and his senior instructor Dan Inosanto.
Larry Hartsell’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association
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At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. Hartsell’s research of techniques resulted in additions and innovations to the grappling that now forms the core of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling system.
During this period Larry tried and tested many of the skills he had learnt and was always looking for the opportunity to test out those skills. With his training under Bruce Lee, his degree in criminology, his ten years of law enforcement experience, and his training under Dan Inosanto.
Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group
Hartsell has authorized several books on the subject of Jeet Kune Do Grappling. As the final and closest range there was much research to do in this range and Hartsell has continued his research into this area with various discrete techniques that now form the core of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling.
With the tremendous rise in the popularity of the grappling arts it has become paramount to Hartsell to demonstrate to martial artists the fact that Jeet Kune Do has had a strong emphasis on the grappling range. Larry Hartsell began his hatsell arts training in Kenpo karate with Ed Parker in Having both respect and most often a deep knowledge of the history and techniques of various grappling systems it harttsell as no surprise that students all over the world sought out his expertise in the grappling arts.
To the day he died Larry was teaching and practicing in the arts that he loved and was a constant inspiration to his students and friends.
Larry was one of the forerunners to the MMA scene we see today, but as Larry himself was quick to say, he was only a part of it and often talked in detail and admiration about many instructors who he saw as great innovators.
Cross training was not a buzzword for Larry but more of an integrated part of his system, something he was doing some 30 years before the majority of us followed in his footsteps. Over the years, Larry modified his fighting structure and geared his training more toward the arts of grappling and submission. Sifu Larry gives a demonstration with Leif T.
Larry was an encyclopedia of martial art techniques and drills and was constantly looking for the new innovations in training practices and technique. He also tried both boxing and tough men contests, which at the time were not too dissimilar to Vale Tudo or the UFC.
At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. Students like Sifu Leif T. Whilst grappling has seen an increased popularity in the last couple of decades, Larry was one of the few guys in the world who was praising grappling whilst most of us where still in nappies.
As the final and closest range there was much research to do in this range and Hartsell has continued his research into this area with various discrete techniques that now form the core of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling.
Larry taught his arts worldwide, and his death was not only the sad loss of a great martial artist, but also the loss of a caring friend who took a personal interest in his students.
This says a lot about the lead Larry had in his training and conceptual development. They were not only high ranked by Hartsell but also true friends on a personal level. No subject seemed to be off limits and he was as happy to talk about Bruce and some of the things he had seen Bruce do as well as his many experiences with some of the top instructors in the world, but he always mentioned that he learnt so much from his own students and was very proud that his students were able to think, study, fight and apply techniques for themselves.
Larry Hartsell Bio
In high school he both played football and wrestled before some years later he moved to Los Angeles hartselp he began training in Kenpo Karate under Ed Parker.
Furthermore, Larry was utilizing and teaching functional grappling before most was aware there was a difference. This, combined with his notoriety had put him in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities such as Mr. In fact Bruce had become very interested in the hartsel arts and had sought instruction from some of the top guys in grappling of the day. Guro Dan Inosanto states, “Larry is one of the few martial artists who has always been open-minded largy known the benefits of cross-training.
Hartsell continued his training with Dan Inosanto for next past 35 years. Contact Us Larry Hartsell took these words to heart when he began training with Bruce Lee inand the grappling skills and techniques that are at the core of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association are the by-product of this philosophy.
Larry Hartsell’s skill in hand-to-hand combat, his weapons training larryy his development of techniques in the grappling range led to a wide and varied range of professional experiences.