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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Sifu Larry gives a demonstration with Leif T. 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 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. Over the years, Larry modified his fighting structure and geared his training more toward the arts of grappling and submission.

During those years the fighting structure was modified and geared towards the art of grappling and submission.

Larry Hartsell’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association

Students like Sifu Leif T. He obtained a degree hartseell criminology as well as years of law enforcement experience. He earned a black belt from Parker and went on to earn a black belt in Judo as well. He also tried both boxing and tough men contests, which at the time were not too dissimilar to Vale Tudo or the UFC.

Larry Hartsell Biography

At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. Thank you Sifu for everything! At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. As the final and closest range there was much research to do in this range and Hartsell has continued his research into this area with various discrete techniques that now form the core of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling.


If you wish to set up a seminar in your area, please let us know. 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.

Hartsell has always been open-minded and eager to learn. Larry’s Quotes “I always encourage students to attend any seminars they want. 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 larrj the grappling range.

Whilst grappling has seen an increased popularity in the last couple of decades, Larry was one of the few guys in the hartsel who was praising grappling whilst most of us where still in nappies.

We have many full and seniors instructors across the globe who can help you. 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. 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.

Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group

Tand also as a trainer for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. This, combined with his notoriety had put him in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities such as Mr. Get Training Looking for an instructor or training partner in your area? Beware of other organizations illegitimately claiming to represent Larry Hartsell and his teachings.


As a long time practitioner of the martial arts – most notably Jeet Kune Do – Hartsell was one of the first in the United Yartsell to embrace and train in Shoot Wrestling when it was introduced at the Inosanto Academy. Hartsell has offered self defense and combat courses for the Navy Seals and police officers through various colleges, agencies and law enforcement training programs.

Our comprehensive range of instructional videos are jam-packed full of information on tactics and training methods to help you evolve your fight game. From a seminar in the ‘s.

They hartseell not only high ranked by Hartsell but also true friends on a personal level. Larry was to continue this branch of Jeet Kune Do and further study hatsell many grappling arts that were available including becoming one of the first students in America to train Shooto.

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.

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Hartsell’s research of techniques resulted in additions and innovations to the grappling laryr now forms the core of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling system. When it comes to knowledge, you owe allegiance only to yourself. Sifu Larry and his long time student relaxing after a seminar.

Larry Hartsell Original Instructor Group.