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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Hartsell has offered self defense and combat courses for the Navy Seals and police officers through various colleges, agencies and law enforcement training programs. This relentless search becomes a life journey of investigating and training in various martial arts styles and systems. He obtained a degree in criminology as well as years of law enforcement experience.

Larry never talked a hartseell 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. Please contact us here on our contact page or call us at 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.

Hartsell has been in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities like Mr. In addition to this he has taught classes at hattsell own schools as well as at the Inosanto Academy, and has offered self defense and combat courses for the elite Navy Seals and police officers through various colleges, agencies and elite law enforcement training programs. Contact Us Beware of other organizations illegitimately claiming to represent Larry Hartsell and his teachings.


Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group

With his training under Bruce Lee, his degree in criminology, his ten years of law enforcement experience, and his training under Dan Inosanto. In high school he both played football and wrestled before some years later he moved to Los Angeles where he began training in Kenpo Karate under Ed Parker.

From a seminar in the ‘s. Rest In Peace Sifu. Quick Contact Your message was not sent There was an error in the form! Furthermore, Larry larrh utilizing and teaching functional grappling before most was aware there was a difference. It comes as no surprise that Larry was to take the lead in teaching the grappling skills of Jeet Hartsepl Do and this larty one of the areas that Larry trained privately with Bruce Lee between and 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.

Thank you Sifu for everything! He earned a black belt from Parker and went on to earn a black belt in Judo as well. Read more about Sifu Hartsell.

Larry Hartsell’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association

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. Our comprehensive range of instructional videos are jam-packed full of information on tactics and training methods to help you evolve your fight game.

As a long time practitioner of the martial arts – most notably Jeet Kune Do – Hartsell was one of the first in the Ahrtsell States to embrace and train in Shoot Wrestling when it was introduced at the Inosanto Academy. 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 Hartsell Original Instructor Group

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. Hartsell continued his training with Dan Inosanto for next past 35 years.


Visit our official YouTube Channel here. Larry was an encyclopedia of martial art techniques and drills and was constantly looking for the new innovations in training practices and technique. Hartxell the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range.

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. He served as hartsel military police officer in the army, including combat time in Vietnam.

Larry’s Quotes “I always encourage students to attend any seminars they want. Rest in peace Sifu Weapons and Empty Hands. During those years the fighting structure was modified and geared towards the art of grappling and submission. Larry Hartsell began his martial arts training in Kenpo karate with Ed Parker in 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. 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”.

Your students greatly miss you. Evolve Your JKD Our comprehensive range of instructional videos are jam-packed full of information on tactics and training methods to help you evolve your fight game.

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