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IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Until further notice, due to personal reasons, Sifu Lamar M. Davis II will be doing NO FOREIGN seminars. All foreign students are urged to come to the United States to participate in the H.I.T. Program, or some of the major HJKDCGFA Training Camps. This does not include Canada, but does include all areas outside continental North America. If this situation changes, it will be posted here!

What follows is a complete listing of all seminars currently available. Please keep in mind that each title is a two-day seminar. In the past someone made the mistake of thinking that they could just choose as many topics as they wished to be covered in a single seminar! That is not how it works. Please keep this in mind when pre-planning your event. You must stick to the topics provided!

Another thing that you will want to consider is the hours of your event. 11:00 A.M. is the preferred starting time. This gives those that are driving in from a distance more time to arrive. The minimum time commitment of a seminar is eight hours, and the maximum is twelve hours. I recommend either two four hour days, two five hour days or two six hour days, with a one hour break for lunch right in the middle of the time period. I find that between five to six hours of intense training is all that most people can handle at one time! Usually, between five and six hours is where they hit that brain overload point. Select your seminar title from the list that follows.

(1) Modified Gung Fu - Covers the original teachings of JKD's Founder from the Seattle, Washington period. The emphasis is on centerline preservation, strong straight punching and agressive sticking and trapping hands.

(2) Modified Gung Fu / Part II - Covers the Sil Lim Tao form as taught by the Founder of Jeet Kune Do and the practical application of all of the movements. A very in-depth, intense seminar!

(3) Modified Gung Fu / Part III - Covers practical application of Modified Gung Fu in self defense situations. Excellent seminar on the use of JKD's early techniques!

(4) Jeet Kune Do Foundation Structure - Beginning theories, principles and techniques of Jeet Kune Do as developed, practiced and taught by JKD's Founder. Very in-depth seminar!

(5) Upper Body Tools - Covers all punching and striking techniques and their mechanics as well as awesome drills and practical applications. This one will really enhance your hand skills! Notice: Focus gloves needed for this one!

(6) Lower Body Tools - Covers the eight basic kicks of Jeet Kune Do (straight kick, hook kick, side kick, back kick, stomp kick, inverted hook kick, spin back kick and sweep kick), their mechanics and practical applications. Also covers double kicking, triple kicking, three way kicking and five way kicking. This one will really enhance your kicking skills! Notice: Focus gloves and kicking shields needed for this one!

(7) Basic Defensive Theory - Covers all theories and principles of proper upper and lower body defensive movements and evasive tactics. Also covers lin sil die dar (simultaneous defense and attack) and practical applications.

(8) Intercepting Fist & Stop Kicking - Covers drills for developing speed, deceptiveness and power in the leading straight punch and how to effectively intercept the opponent with a punch or kick. You will learn the principles of non-intention and no-mindedness for non-telegraphic delivery of strikes. You will learn the straight stop kick, the side stop kick, the oblique stop kick, the inside angular and outside angular stop kick. This is what Jeet Kune Do is all about! Notice: Focus gloves and serious shin guards needed for this one!

(9) Headbutts, Knees & Elbows In Trapping Range - Covers the mechanics of the headbutt, the knee smash and the elbows for close range combat, along with practical applications. You'll really have to use your head for this one! Devastating!

(10) JKD Straight Blast - Covers the awesome jik chung chuie, or "vertical fist blast" of Jeet Kune Do, along with enhancement drills, setup methods and practical applications. This is a tough one, but you'll have a "blast" with it!

(11) Explosive Mobility - Covers all Jeet Kune Do footwork, basic and advanced, practical mobility drills and applications in combat.

(12) Basic Energy/Sensitivity Training - Covers the basic offensive and defensive energies and sensitivity drills taught by the Founder of JKD during all three phases of his development and their practical applications.

(13) Intermediate Energy/Sensitivity Training - Covers the basic offensive and defensive energies and intermediate sensitivity drills taught by the Founder of JKD during all three phases of his development and their practical applications.

(14) Advanced Energy/Sensitivity Training - Covers the basic offensive and defensive energies and advanced sensitivity drills taught by the Founder of JKD during all three phases of his development and their practical applications.

(15) Don Chi Sao/Seong Chi Sao - covers single-arm sticking hands, crossed-arm sticking hands and double arm sticking hands as taught by the Founder of JKD, along with the special drills for strengthening the arm positions.

(16) Basic Seong Chi Sao with Trapping Hands - Covers basic double-arm sticking hands as taught by the Founder of JKD, basic striking and trapping movements and special strengthening drills for the arm positions.

(17) Advanced Seong Chi Sao with Trapping Hands - Covers double-arm sticking hands as taught by the Founder of JKD, advanced trapping and grappling movements and special strengthening drills for the arm positions.

(18) Basic Trapping Hands - Covers reference points for trapping, mechanics of basic trapping hand techniques, the asking hand and practical drills and applications for all movements taught.

(19) Intermediate Trapping Hands - Covers reference points for compound trapping, mechanics of intermediate trapping hand techniques, the asking hand and practical drills and applications for all movements taught.

(20) Advanced Trapping Hands - Covers reference points for trapping, mechanics of advanced compound trapping techniques, half-beat insertions, counter trapping, the asking hand and practical drills and applications in combat.

(21) Grappling/Counter-Grappling - Covers holds, locks, chokes, sweeps, throws and takedowns used in Jeet Kune Do and practical applications. Includes grappling from seong chi sao and methods for countering grappling attempts. Notice: the emphasis here is on NOT going to the ground with the opponent, but how to keep from doing so!

(22) JKD's Five Ways of Attack - Covers the five ways of attack originally conceived, practiced and taught by the Founder of JKD (Single Direct Attack, Attack By Combination, Progressive Indirect Attack, Hand Immobilization Attack and Attack By Drawing) and practical applications for each. A very dynamic seminar! Notice: To get the most benefit from this seminar, it should be at least a ten hour, if not a twelve hour seminar. A lot of material to cover in two days. Very intense!

(23) Explosive Entering - Covers JKD's unique ways of closing the gap on the opponent with what we call "firepower", basic drills and practical applications. Learn to get in without being hit!

(24) Range Fighting - Covers the three fighting ranges (Long, Medium and Close) and how to flow smoothly in and out of each range, integrating the attacks common to each. Intense!

(25) Focus Glove Training - Covers the use of the focus gloves to improve hand techniques, kicking techniques, combinations and proper application of body torque. Develops accuracy, range, speed and power! Notice: One focus glove per person needed for this seminar, and an even number of participants.

(26) Mook Jong Training - Covers the use of the Wing Chun wooden dummy to develop economical structure and power in your trapping hand techniques, toughen and strengthen the hands, wrists and forearms. Also covers practical applications. Notice: You supply the mook jongs!

(27) Basic Self Defense for Women - Covers the basic tools of Jeet Kune Do for use by women in self defense situations. Drills for developing the attributes of each technique and practical application are also covered. Notice: Focus gloves are needed for this seminar.

(28) Intermediate Self Defense for Women - Covers further development and application of tools for women's self defense, with major emphasis on starting to put combinations together. Beginning work on dealing with psychology of street combat and dealing with specific types of attacks. Notice: Focus gloves, kicking shields and some protective equipment needed for this seminar.

(29) Advanced Self Defense for Women - Full out application of all tools in various self defense scenarios. Development of intensity and killer instinct emphasized! Working combinations of tools in rapid fire manner for maximum results. Notice: Focus gloves, kicking shields and protective equipment needed for this seminar.

(30) Jeet Kune Do Scientific Streetfighting Attributes Training - This is the advanced seminar that brings everything together! Drawing from all areas of Jeet Kune Do training, you will learn the psychology of street combat and how to obliterate the attacker in front of you! A very intense seminar! Notice: Focus gloves, kicking shields and full protective gear necessary for this seminar!

NOTICE TO ALL SEMINAR SPONSORS/PROMOTERS: Certain special equipment is required for many of the seminars. For information as to exactly what is needed and where to best obtain it from, please contact Sifu Lamar M. Davis II for more information.


SPECIAL TRAPPING SEMINAR SERIES
Sifu Lamar M. Davis II

The following listing of seminars is a progressive trapping hand/leg series. These seminars are to be held in the order that they are listed to get the most from the series. Trapping is something that doesn't exist in most martial arts. Even many Jeet Kune Do Instructors and students are weak in the trapping hand range, due primarily to the fact that their instructor probably didn't put enough emphasis on energy/sensitivity drills and development of strong trapping skills. This is unfortunate, especially considering the deadly nature of trapping range weaponry!

With this series of seminars, you can learn to put trapping into your existing style or improve the trapping skills that you already have. Emphasis is on the specific subtleties of each basic trapping movement, possibilities for defensive responses from an opponent, where to go from there and the specific energy/sensitivity drills that will improve your timing and execution of these movements. Also covered will be the unique area of counter trapping, or, how to trap the trapper! If you have a mook jong in your school, we will also cover how to train the movement on the mook jong. This is guaranteed to be the most in-depth exposure to trapping hands/legs that you will ever get!

Seminar 1 - Introduction to Trapping

This seminar covers reference points, the asking hand, the three basic energies, the weapons of trapping, the basic trapping hand tools (pak sao, lop sao, lin lop sao, jut sao and jao sao), the lead leg check and the four basic leg traps. Energy/sensitivity drills covered are the five way energy drill, the cross energy drill and don chi sao (single arm sticking hands). Also covered are the basic energy change traps (pak sao/lop sao and lop sao/pak sao).

Seminar 2 - Pak Sao (Slapping Hand)

This seminar covers all of the methods for developing an effective pak sao. Reference points for delivery, possible defensive responses, defensive energies, compound traps, the speed pak, the clamping pak, transitional trapping techniques and counter traps. Also covered is insertion of strikes on the half-beat. Energy/sensitivity drills covered are the continuous pak sao drill and the tan sao wedge drill.

Seminar 3 - Lop Sao (Grabbing Hand)

This seminar covers all of the methods for developing an effective lop sao. Reference points for delivery, possible defensive responses, defensive energies, compound traps, the inner lop, the clamping lop, the reverse lop, transitional trapping techniques and counter traps. Also covered is insertion of strikes on the half-beat. Energy/sensitivity drills covered are the continuous lop sao drill, the lop sao switch drill, the inner lop sao cycle drill and the lop sao cycle drill.

Seminar 4 - Lin Lop Sao (Cross Grabbing Hand)

This seminar covers all of the methods for developing an effective lin lop sao. Reference points for delivery, possible defensive responses, defensive energies, compound traps, transitional trapping techniques and counter traps. Also covers insertion of strikes on the half-beat. Energy/sensitivity drills covered are the continuous lin lop sao drill and an introduction to seong chi sao (double arm sticking hands) and the execution of lin lop sao during the rolling sequence.

Seminar 5 - Jut Sao (Jerking Hand)

This seminar covers all of the methods for developing an effective jut sao. Reference points for delivery, possible defensive responses, defensive energies, compound traps, the finger jut, the blade jut, the thumb jut, transitional trapping techniques and counter traps. Also covers insertion of strikes on the half-beat. Energy/sensitivity drills covered are don chi sao, the harmonious spring drill and the jut sao cycle drill.

Seminar 6 - Jao Sao (Running Hand) and Huen Sao (Circling Hand)

This seminar covers all of the methods for developing an effective jao sao and huen sao. Reference points for delivery, possible defensive responses, defensive energies, compound traps, small disengagement, large disengagement, transitional trapping techniques and counter traps. Energy/sensitivity training consists of execution of jao sao and huen sao during the seong chi sao roll.

Seminar 7 - Trapping To Grappling

This seminar covers effective grappling techniques that you can flow right into off trapping techniques. Some of the grappling techniques you will work are the arm bar, the figure four, the side strangle, the neck torque, the rear choke, the hip throw and the rear cradle. Also covered in this seminar is flowing into grappling from seong chi sao.

Seminar 8 - Mook Jong Training

This seminar covers the execution of all trapping movements on the wing chun dummy. Simple traps as well as compound traps from all refernce points are covered. Also covers flow drills and conditioning drills that you can train on the mook jong. It is mook jong training that puts the power and efficiency into your trapping movements! Notice: You will need one or more mook jongs for this seminar!

Seminar 9 - Seong Chi Sao With Trapping

This seminar covers seong chi sao (double-arm sticking hands) and the basic changes, along with the basic strikes, simple traps, compound traps and grappling techniques that can be executed from seong chi sao. Also covered are the special drills for developing the arm positions used in seong chi sao. If progress is good, you will work defensive responses and counters from seong chi sao at the end of the second day!

Seminar 10 - Explosive Combat Trapping

This is the seminar that puts it all together! You will work on putting together all of the elements developed from the previous seminars into a dynamic blend of combative entering, trapping, compound trapping, counter trapping and grappling. You will learn to fully functionalize your trapping for street defense use! There are those who have tried to say that trapping doesn't work in the streets! Their problem is that they haven't taken it to this level!


Seminar Scheduling & Fees

Open Seminars
Open seminars are widely publicized and open to anyone who wants to attend. These seminars will be advertised in Inside Kung Fu, Century Martial Arts Update, the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association Newsletter, Hardcore Jeet Kune Do magazine and on all websites and forums controlled by Sifu Davis.

Closed Seminars
Closed seminars are open to individuals that are within a specific group or invited to attend. These seminars are not advertised to anyone outside of this specific group.

Seminar Fee (North America)
Standard fee for seminars in the United States and Canada is U.S. $100.00 per hour for teaching time, with a minimum of eight hours to be divided into two days, plus all expenses. The seminar fee is to be paid by the sponsor/promoter IN CASH ONLY as soon after arrival as possible!

Seminar Fee (Foreign Countries)
A minimum overall fee of U.S. $2,000.00 dollars must be guaranteed for any time spent teaching in a foreign country, plus all expenses! The fee is to be paid in U.S. dollars as soon after arrival as possible! Half of the fee pre-paid is preferred!

Expenses (To Be Paid By Seminar Promoter or Sponsor)
· Travel (Airfare Round Trip) No specific airline is required, as long as it is reputable!
· Lodging (Each Night of Trip) A clean, non-smoking room with a kingsize bed is preferred.
· All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Healthy meals are preferred. No junk food!
Special Arrangements (Please Read Carefully)
Occasionally, certain seminars will require the assistance of someone who is highly experienced. If it should be necessary for Sifu Davis to bring an Assistant Instructor, they will be paid $100.00 for each seminar day plus all expenses (airfare, meals and lodging). Most of the time this isn't necessary, but sometimes things run a little smoother and the students learn more with an assistant present!

Seminar Guidelines

  1. Open seminars should be scheduled at least four months in advance to allow for maximum advertisement.
  2. Closed seminars can be scheduled with as little as one month's notice.
  3. All seminars are to be two days, preferably Saturday and Sunday. The minimum time requirement is eight hours. The maximum time is twelve hours. Eight hours is good, ten hours is excellent and twelve hours is staring to push it just a little bit! About six hours per day is all that most students can handle!
  4. Seminar fee is to be paid in cash on the date of the seminar, if not before! Half of the fee pre-paid is preferred for foreign seminars.
  5. Cameras and video equipment will be allowed, with the following agreement: Following the development of the photos, a set will be sent immediately to Sifu Davis. No photos of Sifu Davis may be used for any purpose without his written consent! Immediately after taping, the video camera owner will give the original tape to Sifu Davis in a self-addressed, padded envelope. A copy will be made and sent to the camera owner, with the agreement that he/she will not sell or distribute this video footage to anyone! If they cannot agree to all of these terms ahead of time, they will not be allowed to tape the event! It's just that simple!
  6. Everyone attending the seminar must pay in full at the door or in advance. No instruction is rendered without payment! Participants not intending to train must pay a one-half price spectator fee. A certain amount can be learned just by watching, so it is not fair for anyone to attend free!
  7. Seminar t-shirts can be available if they are pre-ordered by the sponsor. They sell for U.S. $15.00 each, or three for U.S. $40.00. Instructional videos are brought by request only and they sell at seminars for U.S. $30.00 each, or four for U.S. $100.00. 8 x 10 autographed color photos of Sifu Davis can be purchased for $10.00 each. HJKDCGFA Instructor/Instructor Trainee Manuals can be purchased by members only for $50.00. Membership application forms and merchandise order forms will also be available for those who wish to join at the seminar or pay in advance for merchandise to be sent to them by mail. Anything else that is to be sold at the seminar must be pre-approved by Sifu Davis.
  8. Any equipment that is necessary must be provided by the sponsor/promoter of the seminar. For Further Information,
    E-Mail Lamar M. Davis II at: Sifu@HardcoreJKD.com


Seminar Arranging & Cancelling


How To Arrange
(1) Contact:
Sifu Lamar M. Davis II
Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association
324 1st Avenue East, Suite #06
Oneonta, Alabama 35121


Phone: (205) 467-9039

E-Mail: Sifu@HardcoreJKD.com

(2) Make request for the desired seminar date by writing, calling or e-mailing. Have an alternate date planned in case your first choice is taken. Remember to set the seminar up at least four months in advance! Inside Kung Fu requires at least three months advanced notice in order to have a seminar listed.
(3) Confirm all arrangements and send the plane tickets well in advance (at least two weeks before seminar date). There is no specific airline preference. For a weekend seminar (Saturday & Sunday), Sifu Davis prefers to depart from the airport on a flight that leaves between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. on Friday and arrives that evening. For the return flight, Sifu Davis prefers to leave on Monday sometime after 12 noon. For any variance of this schedule, arrangements must be made well in advance!
(4) Make sure that participants are charged enough to adequately cover all expenses! The average seminar fee per participant is usually $50 - $60 per day, with slight discounts given to those who pay in advance for both days. Some seminar sponsors like to set it up where participants have to pay more if they pay at the door or after a specified early payment due date. This encourages advanced payment, which is extremely helpful to the sponsor/promoter! It is advised that participants are required to pay in cash! This helps in avoiding any unanticipated banking problems!
(5) For a fee of $25.00, Sifu Davis will design an appropriate advertisement brochure if you furnish all of the details such as dates, times, fee for attendance, preferred payment method and exact location of the seminar. If you design your own brochure, it must be approved by Sifu Davis before using!
(6) Certificates of attendance will be awarded to all participants.
(7) Seminar t-shirts can be made available for $15.00 each, and must be ordered in advance from the above address. There are several different seminar designs available, so be sure and discuss with Sifu Davis which shirt you want him to bring and what color. Occasionally, sweatpants and other attire can be purchased also. Instructional DVDs must be requested in advance and they sell at seminars for the discounted rate of U.S. $30.00 each or four for U.S. $100.00. 8 x 10 autographed photos of Sifu Davis can be available for $10.00 each, with a wide variety of photos to choose from. Instructor/Instructor Trainee Manuals can be made available to members for $50.00. Catalogs sell for $10.00 each. Please see to it that this information is available to all seminar participants well in advance of the seminar! All purchases are to be made IN CASH! No other method of payment will be accepted! If anyone has a specific need or demand for certain items, they should request the items in advance! Advanced payment can be sent to the above address in the form of a money order, preferrably U.S. Postal, made payable only to Lamar Davis. MONEY ORDERS ONLY!
(8) Sifu Davis has no objection to a sponsor/promoter making a profit off the seminar. However, the fee and expenses are to be paid NO MATTER WHAT! Your honesty is expected and appreciated!

NOTICE! These terms have been set up in a simple, easy to follow format! If you follow all instructions carefully you should have a very successful event! If you should run into any problems, notify Sifu Davis as soon as possible! To avoid problems, please follow all outlined procedures exactly! We thank you for your co-operation!

How To Cancel (Please Read Very Carefully!)
(1) Once a seminar has been scheduled, at least one month's notice is required to cancel it!
(2) If you cancel a seminar, there is a 50% cancellation fee (50% of the seminar fee) which is to be paid in full immediately upon cancellation! What you have to consider is that by taking up that date on the calendar, you have eliminated a weekend that Sifu Davis could have done a successful seminar somewhere else! Sifu Davis has to be compensated in some way for that loss! It is also extremely embarrassing to have a seminar listed in Inside Kung Fu magazine, the Century Martial Arts Update, the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association newsletter, Hardcore Jeet Kune Do magazine, all websites and forums, and then to have the seminar cancelled! This makes Sifu Davis and HJKDCGFA look bad!
(3) If you cancel a seminar and do not follow these procedures, you will be banned from all further hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association activities! Your membership will be terminated and you will never be allowed another chance to sponsor a seminar! Please keep this in mind! We are working hard to build a strong organization, and cancelling seminars is not the way to go about doing this!


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