Friday, 6 November 2009

Larry Hartsell

Today’s video is dedicated to the late Larry Hartsell, RIP. (August 15, 1942 – August 20, 2007) Larry was a martial artist who began with Judo, moved onto Kempo, studying under Ed Parker and then trained privately with Bruce Lee. After Lee’s death, Larry continued training under Dan Inosanto in which he explored and researched additions to the grappling techniques which now form the core of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling System. He also worked as a bodyguard for people such as Mr T and was a trainer for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. (For more info about Larry, please see here)

What is interesting about this video is firstly some of the submissions he demonstrates. He uses a variety of various submissions from a single position. For instance, when demonstrating the knee bar, he also demonstrates a number of submissions from the knee bar position, such as heel hooks, ankle locks etc. It is good for all martial artists to also do this. From a submission position, try to figure out what other submissions can also be achieved. It is good to have an idea of some backup techniques that one can quickly transition to if the one they are trying fails.

The video also gives a short interview with Larry about his initial training, his involvement with Ed Parker and Kempo and how he got started training with Bruce Lee. This may also be interesting to watch. Enjoy.

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Anonymous said...

he transitions so well from one lock to another. great info.


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