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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At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range.

His training included private lessons at the Bel Air home of Bruce Lee. This, combined with his notoriety had put him in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities such as Mr. From a seminar in the ‘s. With his training under Bruce Lee, his degree in criminology, his ten years of law enforcement experience, and his training under Dan Inosanto.

Weapons and Empty Hands. Hartsell has offered self defense and combat courses for the Navy Seals and police officers through various colleges, agencies and law enforcement training programs.

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. Quick Contact Your message was not sent There was an error in the form! The serious students of Jeet Kune Do are also aware that the development of the grappling range techniques in this system were assigned to Larry Hartsell.

Guro Dan Inosanto states, “Larry is one of the few martial artists who has always been open-minded and known the benefits of cross-training. Larry continued to research and train in many different styles and after he left the army had some wilder years working as a bouncer and Deputy Sheriff where he had many fighting encounters.

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. Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group.


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Please contact us here on our contact page or call us at larryy On many of the seminars that Larry taught he often concluded with a question and answer section where he was always open and honest with his answers. Larry was an encyclopedia of martial art techniques and drills and was constantly looking for the new innovations in training practices and technique.

If you wish to set up a seminar in your area, please let us know. When it comes to knowledge, you owe allegiance only to yourself. After 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 Original Instructor Group

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”. Contact Us Read more about Sifu Hartsell. Our comprehensive range of instructional videos are jam-packed full of information on tactics and training methods to help you evolve your fight game. Larry Hartsell’s skill in hand-to-hand combat, his weapons training and his development of hagtsell in the grappling range led to a wide and varied range of professional experiences.

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. In fact Bruce had become very interested in the grappling arts and had sought instruction from some of the top guys in grappling of the day.

We have many full and seniors instructors across the globe who can help you. 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. At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. Get Training Looking for an instructor or training partner in your area?

Rest in peace Sifu Your harteell greatly miss you. Larry never talked a lot about this period of his life and sometimes even came across as a little embarrassed about the things that he had done during this time. 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. Larry’s Quotes “I always encourage students to attend any seminars they want.


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.

Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group

Visit our official YouTube Channel here. 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. Furthermore, Larry was utilizing and teaching functional grappling before most was aware there was a difference.

Having both respect and most often a deep knowledge of the history and techniques of various grappling systems it comes as no surprise that students all over the world sought out his expertise in the grappling arts. Tand also as a trainer for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Thank you Sifu for everything! It comes as no surprise that Larry was to take the lead in teaching the grappling skills of Jeet Kune Do and this is one of the areas that Larry trained privately with Bruce Lee between and Students like Sifu Leif T.

Knowing the importance roll-conditioning and physical fitness play in the complex game of survival in the martial arts, Larry incorporates the proven methods of the past alongside the cutting edge techniques of the future”.

This is where he met his long-term instructor Dan Inosanto with whom he trained to the day he died. Hartsell has been in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities like Mr. Become a member of the JFJKDGA and join a community of like-minded martial artists training for simple and effective self-defense skills. Hartsell continued his training with Dan Inosanto for next past 35 years.

Hartsell has always been open-minded and eager to learn. This relentless search becomes a life journey of investigating and training in various martial arts styles and systems.

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