Nov 06 2008

News from the “Hut”!

News Release:

The Northcentral Technical College and IUKF
Announces its first Ground Survival CourseLocation:
Rising Star East Martial Arts
9 Depot Square,
Ayer, MA 01432
Cost: $199.00 if registered BEFORE June 1, 2009
$250.00 if registered AFTER June 1, 2009
Dates: July 11-12, 2009  Times: 8AM – 5PM Daily

This is a physically demanding class!
Learn to survive today – when you need it!

Sponsored by Northcentral Technical College RedMan Training Division

To register NOW!
1000 W. Campus Drive
Wausau, WI 54401 USA
(888) 682-7144, ext. 1632

Sponsored by NTC RedMan Training Division



This 2-day (16-hour) ¡Ground Survival¨ program focuses on surviving ground assaults for real world attacks.

You do not need 20 years to become proficient in these techniques and tactics. Learn field proven tactics from the professional who currently trains the professionals and learn a system that is courtroom defensible and will SAVE YOUR LIFE!

We will focus on common ground attacks and cover various force options available to you in real ground attacks.

You will learn ground survival tactics for striking, kicking, easy escapes from common grips and grabs, simple and effective defenses against chokes, counter assault tactics for submission holds and other survival tactics you will encounter on the ground in real fight.

Dave Young is one of the most experienced, innovative and recognized trainers in the business today, a former United States Marine, law enforcement & corrections officer, and mixed martial artist he has been in the survival world for over 30 years. The system he developed is used worldwide and he has trained thousands of professionals on how to stay alive in the street and in the courtroom!
This is a physically demanding class
to survive today when you need it!



  •  Real World Survival Tactics
  • Striking Techniques
  • Choke Defenses
  • Hitting with stopping power
  • Escapes from common grips and grabs
  • Cross Mount tactics
  • Preventing & Escaping the Mount
  • Terminology for testifying in court



Be the victim or the victor – IT’S YOUR CHOICE

Shotokan Karate master, and one of the founding pioneers of the JKA, Nishiyama Hidetaka, dead at 80 after losing his battle with cancer!

Hey, Sensei!

The Hut

Just a few lines to let you know what we’re up to at the Hut. On 11/15 Jim Hulse will be with us. He is also teaching a seminar on the 16th at Fedele’s. On Dec 13 Jake Steinman will be with us and will teach us some of his Muay Thai drills and philosophy. At a date to be arranged, Arthur McLeod will be teaching us some crossover techniques between uechi-ryu and aikido (remember Arthur, a third dan in uechi-ryu who left and later became a third dan in aikido).
We start every class now with a long sanchin, the three part one. Not everyone goes for it, so a couple of folks come to the traditional class at 10:00.

We have been doing all of the partner drills (kumite, bonkai, hitting drills on the pads) with gloves on so that people can block real attacks. Changes the timing and distancing and adds another slight reality element.

The kata Ryuko is now a staple form for us and we do it every class. We have been doing some judo ‘reaping’ (sweeping and tripping) drills to round out a lot of the uechi moves. In other words, the Hut continues to be a kind of laboratory for us, always a work in progress, always fun and interesting.

In my personal home workouts I have been doing a sanchin variant with gloves against the heavy bag. 500 (on a short day) and 1000 (on a long day) sanchin strikes (fists in the gloves) against the bag… makes for another slight improvement over time in the way my weight is thrown.
Please post this so anyone who would like to participate with Jim Hulse or Jake Steinman can know. I’ll let you know when we schedule Arthur. The Saturday class at the Hut starts at 9:30 and ends at 11:30. Mat fee, $15.
Paul Giella,PhD, CCICMHC, 508-564-9616

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