SEMINARS & SPECIAL GUESTS

2022 Seminars at Blocker Academy of Martial Arts, Oberlin, Kansas:
Quarterly seminars and Annual Seminar. Celebrating 27 years!

BLOCKER ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS - Seminars (2021)

118 East Commercial Street, Suite #1

Oberlin, Kansas 67749 USA

SnakeBlocker.org (720) 707-9461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 August 2022 (Sunday) - Jeet Kune Do Seminar - 10 am - 1 pm

Instructor - Snake Blocker.  Investment: $159.99. Location: Blocker Academy of Martial Arts, Oberlin, Kansas

Register: (720) 707-9461 Snake.Blocker@gmail.com

20-21 August 2022  (Saturday & Sunday) - Hock Hand, Stick, Knife, Gun Combatives

Instructors: W. Hock Hochheim with Special Guest, Snake Blocker (Apache warclub & shield)

Location: Synergy Martial Arts, Westminster, Colorado. Host: Scott Pedersen

10-11 September 2022 (Saturday & Sunday) - Sifu Paul Vunak PFS Annual Retreat

Instructor - Paul Vunak with senior instructors, including Snake Blocker teaching some Apache Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics (AKFBT)

Paul Vunak Annual Progressive Fighting System Jeet Kune Do Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Dagote-hello brother wish you well I think your awesome knife fighter would love to learn some new stuff one day wish you well man." - Robert Gomez, Texas-USA

28-30 April 2023 (Friday night, Saturday & Sunday) - 28th Annual Jeet Kune Do & Affiliate Arts Gathering/Seminar. Instructors: Savate - Professeur Nicolas Saignac. Jeet Kune Do and Apache Knife Fighting - Snake Blocker. Location: 118 E. Commercial St. Oberlin, Kansas 67749 USA - - $349, includes Seminar Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merica II Seminar

March 25-26 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)

Nashville, TN -  The Royal Range! 

Learn American-Western Hemisphere Fighting Methods. 

Join us in this annual celebration of martial education - The 'Merica Seminar!
" 'Merica! We've come a long way and we ain't done yet!" 
Instructors scheduled so far...

  • Hock Hochheim, the 'Merica Seminars arctitect, on military and policing "stick." Hock was certified in the old school Los Angeles Police city and county baton courses on striking, grappling, manipulations and ground fighting, as well as other enforcement, nightstick, U.S. military and police sources.

  • John Portenza a super expert on Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling. Catch is an old-school hardcore, superior grappling system (that even confounds BJJ) and John has "done it all" with all the Catch greats for decades. He is the best Catch guy I have ever found, and a skilled, personable teacher. 

  • Snake Blocker on historical, Apache Empty Hand Fighting and Wrestling.

  • Big Dawg Kerwood, an expert on knife and axe throwing with introduce the attendees to the art, the way and the science of the throw!

  • Jeff Rawhide Laun, a marine vet, veteran police officer, veteran police instructor and multiple black belt holder will instruct pistol retention. (Bring your holster-belt system but we will also have on hand, clip-on holsters for those needing one.)  

  • The BIG GUNS of the Royal Range. Test fire automatic weapons for free.

  • More Instructors to be announced by November 2022.

The Royal Range Nashville, TN. A movie theater cleverly transformed into indoor shooting ranges and classrooms. https://www.royalrangeusa.com/

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4.p.m. on Sunday. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to get ready.

  • $250 for two days.

  • $150 for any one day.

  • $150 2-Day Discount for U.K., Europeans and Australians. You are flying over. It is expensive enough, so we offer this discount. Use the $125 option to preregister and pay the remaining $25 at the door. Or, just pay $150 at the door. Thanks for coming over! You won't regret it.

  • $125 Preregistration. Space will be limited. Reserve your spot, but be advised if you can't come you will lose this because you will be depriving a slot for someone else!

  • $1,000. Special Group Rate! Traveling in? Staying at hotel? Bring in 6 to 8 of your tightly connected students/friends of your group/school for only $1,000. (Please, all MUST be officially with you. ALL MUST be travelers, needing to stay in a hotel. No "sandbagging." If at least 6 do not show? Then, the tuition returns to individual attendance of $250 per person.) Group discount is paid at the door, via headcount at sign in.

  • Come early and stay late, and visit Nashville!

  • Come early and stay late and shoot pistols and long guns (like the Barrett .50 Cal sniper rifle.) Contact me for any special, customized firearms course you might want for Saturday night. Gun rentals, ammo and special instructors on Saturday night courses will cost extra. They are run by RR's military and police veteran staff.

  • Popular restaurants and affordable hotels right across the highway. Look up hotels (like the Avery-Sleep Inn) in Bellevue, TN - (the actual suburb name of Nashville.) There are three hotels right across the highway from the RR. Other Nashville area hotels are minutes away.

  • We have some training equipment for you to loan but you must bring all your gear too if you can!

* (Remember the Royal Range looks closed that early in the morning. Approach the front "wall" on the left side. Make a hard, fast turn right behind that thin front wall and you'll see the actual glass store front. Enter through the regular front doors.)  
Contact Hock for early details, HockHochheim@ForceNecessary.com

 I can tell you right now...you don't want to miss this!" - Hock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Snake Blocker Survival to register: (720) 707-9461 snake.blocker@gmail.com (Now accepting Crypto/Venmo, Apple Pay, or PayPal. \

(blockeracademy@yahoo.com). Recommendation: bring boxing/JKD gloves, MMA gloves, weapons/training weapons, and uniforms/workout outfits)

"[I] Just skimmed your Apache knife books - bought 'em a few minutes ago. I am strangely moved; I had thought that most knife curriculum had a healthy dose of nonsense and that combining them with vague claims of American Indian descent made it worse.  Man - the information, the drills; I'm stunned. I teach fencing every day (my "day job", go figure); I know blade work - I'm not just impressed, I'm grateful for what you've done and the introduction to your ancestral culture, which gives it much more meaning than just a fascination with dangerous things. I will follow through with that 'call' I mentioned way back when. What wonderful work you've done. I hope people have found it and appreciate it." - Dayn DeRose, New Jersey-USA

"You [Snake Blocker] gave the soldiers a class on CPR and some basic Self Defense moves. Anyways just wanted to say thank you and it's still a great memory for me. I was just reminded about you from my son, he was talking about Deadliest Warrior and I was like, "Hey, I know one of the guys from the Apache episode."  Thanks for giving me a 'cool point' with kid also (lol)." - Mathhew Olah, US Army 4rh ID Special Troops, Colorado 

"All experiences with you [Snake Blocker] are always 5 Stars times 10!  That includes family and friends." - Ken "Shark" Green, Arizonia-USA

BLOCKER ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS SPECIAL GUEST 
*Special guests that have taught seminars or classes at Blocker Academy of Martial Arts
 


KANSAS ACADEMY:

*PAUL BUITRON III

*GARY DILL

*RAVEN CAIN (former staff: Muay Thai/Kung Fu instructor)

*GUY CHASE

*W. HOCK HOCHHEIM

*SURVIVOR JACK JOBE

*CHRIS KENT                                                                                                   

*KRISTINE KNAPP (former staff: Karate instructor)                

*JERRY LEPPERT

*KAINOA LI

*SCOTT PEDERSEN

*BENJAMIN ROTHROCK
*JOHN SEXTON

*CARLOS SILVA

*TIM TACKETT

*DAVID TICE

*JEAN-PIERRE JULEMONT

*NATE YOUNG

COLORADO ACADEMY:
*PAUL BUITRON III
*MIAH GUITERREZ

*W. HOCK HOCHHEIM

*SCOTT PEDERSEN

*JOHN SEXTON

*JOHN PIERRE

*SURVIVOR JACK JOBE

*JERRY LEPPERT

*JEAN-PIERRE JULEMONT
 
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY:
CHADWELL BARNES
*RICHARD BASTILLO (R.I.P.)
*ERIC BENTZEN
AMY BERNARD
*WANDER BRAGA (former staff: Jiu-Jitsu instructor)
*PAUL BUITRON III
*JESSICA BURT (former staff: Gymnastics instructor)

DENNIS "SNAKE" CHALKER

DAVID CONTRERAS
*ERROL DEPPE
HECTOR ECHAVARRIA                                                
*ERNIE EMERSON
VIDA GAFARRI
MICHAEL GIORDANI
ROYCE GRACIE
*DEAN GOLDADE
*ANDRE 'BIG BLUE' GRIMES
*W. HOCK HOCHHEIM
*FABIANO IHN
DAN INOSANTO
ALLEN JOE (R.I.P.)                                                                                                                                                    
*ROD KEI (former staff: Kickboxing/Kung Fu/Judo instructor)                                                    
ANTHONY KLEEMAN
*JASON KRIKORIAN (former staff: Jiu-Jitsu instructor)
*JUSTOU LAURENT
RIGAN MACHADO
*ROGER MACHADO (former instructor that sub-leased and taught Machado Jiu-Jitsu)
ANA LIGIA MACHADO
*RODRIGO MEDEIROS
*JOHN 'BLADE-MASTER' MCCURRY (former staff: Knife & Stick instructor)
*MIKE OMERBEGOVICH (former staff: Shoot-Fighting/Jiu-Jitsu instructor)
MARY-FRANCIS PERSON
*MAGIDA RAGUIG                                                                                            
BILL REID

RON ROBLES (R.I.P.)
*NICOLAS SAIGNAC (former staff: Savate instructor)
ISAMU SATO
*DANIEL SULLIVAN
TRENT SUSUKI
*CARL 'DRAGON' VAN METER (former staff: Savate instructor)
JOANNE WABISCA
TED WONG (R.I.P.)

*FREIDUN 'ICEMAN' YOUNOSSI (former staff: Kickboxing and Mixed Arts instructor)            

Prior Martial Arts & Fitness Seminars & Classes taught by Snake Blocker:

AFGHANISTAN

-Kabul (Camp Phoenix)

-Bagram (Bagram Airfield (BAF)

AUSTRALIA

-Brisbane (hosted by Shane Cassidy)

-Canberra (Australian Self Defence, hosted by Shane Cassidy & Travis)

-Gold Coast (Black Dragon Kai Combat System, hosted by Shane Cassiday & Geordie Lavers-McBain)

-NSW Central Coast (Munen Muso Mixed Martial Arts, hosted by Shane Cassidy & Gary Johnson)

-Sydney (Military Combatives Self Defence & Fitness Centre, hosted by Shane Cassidy)

GUAM

-Arpa Harbor (US Naval Base Guam)

IRAQ

-An Najaf (Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke)

-Ad Diwaniyah (Foward Operating Base (FOB) Echo, Camp Diwaniyah)

KUWAIT

-Shuaba Port (Camp Spearhead)

United States of America

-CALIFORNIA

Burbank (Morning Star Entertainment & Spike TV)

Corona (with Rodrigo Mederio and Eric Bentzen, hosted by Mike Omerbegovich)

Hesperia (hosted by James & Shannon Blocker)

Hollister (with Kainoa Li and Joong K. Nam, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts)

Los Angeles (Enter the Blood Ring, Guns for Hire film)

Manhattan Beach (Mattel Corporation)

Manhattan Beach (Montessori School)

Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club)

Palos Verdes (Montessori School)

Palos Verdes Estates (Executive World Fitness)

Pico Rivera (Northrop & Gruman Corporation)

Rancho Palos Verdes (Del Cerro Park)

Rolling Hills Estates (Executive World Fitness)

Rolling Hills Estates (with Rod Kei, Nicolas Saignac, John "Blade-Master" MuCurry, Richard Bustillo, Royce Gracie, Ernie Emerson, Ted Wong, Allen Joe, W. Hock Hochheim, Paul Buitron III, Magida Raguig, Cadwell Barnes, Wander Braga, Dennis "Snake" Chalker, David Contreras, Hector Echavarria, Ernie Emerson, Michael Giordani, Errol Deppe, Dean Goldade, Andre "Big Blue" Grimes, Dan Inosanto, Anthony Kleeman, Jason Krikorian, Justou Laurent, Rigan Machado, Roger Machado, Ana Ligia Machado, Mike Omerbegovich, Mary-Francis Person, Isamu Sato, Carl "Dragon" VanMeter, Joanne Wiabisca, and Freidun "Iceman" Younossi, Blocker Academy of Martial Arts)

Rolling Hills Estates (with Rod Kei, Academy of Martial Arts)

Rowland Heights (Blocker Academy of Martial Arts)

Redondo Beach (Sportsplex) 

San Clemente (with Paul Vunak, Progressive Fighting System 35th Anniversary Retreat) 

San Diego (US Naval Base San Diego, hosted by Fleet & Logistic Center)

Torrance (Nautilus Aerobic Plus/Bally's)

Torrance (Montessori School)

Torrance (Torrance Parks & Rec Center)

Torrance (West End Racquet & Health Club)

Torrance (South End Racquet& Health Club)

Torrance (with John "Blade-Master" McCurry, World's Best Tae Kwon Do)

Torrance (with Fabiano Ihn and Rod Kei, Rolling Hills Racquet Club)

Torrance (Rolling Hills Athletic Club, former Torrance Athletic Club)

Torrance (with John "Blade-Master" McCurry, John Barrett American Martial Arts Studio)

-COLORADO

Aurora (US Naval Sea Cadets - Lexington Division, Buckley Space Force Base)

Aurora (US Navy - Fleet Logistic Center Pearl Harbor, Buckley Space Force Base)

Aurora (US Navy - US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Buckley Space Force Base)

Aurora (Arapahoe County Fairgrounds - Self Reliance Expo)

Arvada (Academy of Martial Arts)

Arvada (Synergy Martial Arts)

Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Event Center - Self Reliance Expo)

Denver (Blocker Academy of Martial Arts)

Denver (Denver Indian Center)

Denver (National Western Stock Show - Self Reliance Expo)

Castle Rock (Tall Bull Memorial Park, Doomsday Preppers, National Geographic film)

Englewood (with Steve LePointe, Ground Zero MMA)

Federal Heights (Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, hosted by Miah Guitierrez)

Golden (Dude You're Screwed pilot film)

Greeley (MMA Fight Event)

Lone Treee (UFIT Gym, hosted by Jeff Ford)

Parker (Lifetime)

Parker (Dove Regional Park)

Trinidad (Lost Souls, hosted by Chris Gerardo)

Windsor (Krav Maga Martial Arts, hosted by Windsor Armory) 

-HAWAII

Mililani (Elite Training Systems, hosted by Kainoa Li)

Pearl Harbor (US Navy Fleet Logistic Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Base)

-KANSAS

Oberlin, (with W. Hock Hochheim, Jean-Pierre Julemont, Chris Kent, Tim Tackett, Gary Dill, Kaiona Li, Survivor Jack Jobe, Scott Pedersen, David Tice, Carlos Silva, Nate Young, Benjamin Rothrock, Blocker Academy of Martial Arts)

-KENTUCKY

Lexington (Elite Martial Arts & Fitness, hosted by Stephen Carroll)

-ILLINOIS

Chicago (Bucio's Karate, hosted by Fernan Vargas)

Chicago (with Waysun Johnny Tsai, Tsai's Kung Fu International 45th Anniversary System)

Chicago (Krav Maga Illinois Official Training Center, hosted by Susa Bella)

Chicago (Marquette Park, 2nd Annual Raven Group, hosted by Fernan Vargas)

Libertyville (Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, hosted by Marc Halleck)

-NEVADA

Las Vegas (Shots Show, TOPS Knives booth)

Las Vegas (with Waysun Johnny Tsai, Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy, hosted by Kevin Kawada)

-New Jersey

Atlantic City (Kung Fu & Karate Expo, hosted by Cliff Kupper)

-TENNESSEE

Nashville (with W. Hock Hochheim, Jeff "Rawhide" Laun, and John Portenz, Royal Range, hosted by Art Cason)

-TEXAS

Carrollton (with W. Hock Hochheim, Carrollton Martial Arts, hosted by Jeff "Rawhide" Laun)

Dallas (The Sweatshop Dallas)

Fort Hood (Fort Hood Army Base-Apache Troop (6-9 CAV))

Houston (Premier Martial Arts - Houston Combat Arts & Street Defense, hosted by Clint Bodungen)

Keller (with W. Hock Hochheim, High Home Films)

Watauga (with W. Hock Hochheim, hosted by Watauga Police Department)

-NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City (Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Kung Fu & Karate Expo 9 & 16)

Perth Amboy (Perth Amboy America's Finest Kickboxing)

              

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