Thursday, August 15, 2013

BIRTHDAY: Today would've been Larry Hartsell's 71st Birthday

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Larry Hartsell sifu would've been 71 years old today. Today's entry is in his honor.


Dan Inosanto and Larry Hartsell Demonstration at the 1984 Kung Fu Championship

AMAI Interview
Topics Include: How he got started in Judo. How he met Ed Parker and Dan Inosanto. Discussed his book and instructional video tape, looking at stages or ranges for fighting—kicking, boxing, grappling ranges. Trained under Bruce Lee. He was Mr. T's bodyguard during the A-team series. Also worked as a personal body guard for wealthy Arabians. He likes to give out the truth about Bruce Lee to dispel many myths because he trained under him. It is important to give credit to your instructor and give credit where credit is due. Dallas Cowboys hired him to help train them with quick hand-eye coordination to break holds. Footage from a teaching seminar. Grandmaster Crandall is the founder of the American Martial Arts Institute and was the host of the Martial Arts Today Show which aired on NBC in the United States and Canada in the 1980s and 90s. Learn more at

Inside Martial Arts Interview

One of the last interviews

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