Bushikai Martial Arts

Father of American Judo Returns to Bushikai Martial Arts in Frederick MD for Weekend Seminar

Phillip Porter, 83 year old Martial Arts expert and 10th degree Black Belt in Judo, returns to lead a weekend seminar at the Bushikai Bugei Dojo in Frederick, Maryland. On October 20th and 21st, O-Sensei Porter will demonstrate further concepts of American Judo to the students at Bushikai Martial Arts.

Frederick, MD, October 20, 2007 --(PR.com)-- O-Sensei Philip Porter returns on October 20th and 21st, 2007, to the Bushikai Bugei Dojo (located at 1209-H N. East Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701) He will lead a weekend seminar covering Key Concepts of American Judo.

When Sensei Porter made his first visit to the new location of his long-time student, Harry Mackenzie, in 2005, the students were amazed at the agility and knowledge of the then 81 year old master. Bill Kirk, an assistant instructor at the Bushikai, said," I couldn't believe someone of his age could move like that. He dared one of the other black belts (who is in his early thirties) to choke him while sitting on top of his chest. He couldn't do it to his amazement."

" I couldn't wait to have him back again", said Dan Huebner, " I trained with him last time and couldn't wait until my son was old enough to attend. It was great".

Phillip S. Porter began his Martial Arts Career in Boxing in 1943 at age 18. He was later a member of the West Point Boxing Team, and in 1950, Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the Western Area of the Air Training Command, USAF. He started Judo, JuJitsu, and Karate training in 1951 at Travis Air Force Base, California under Sensei Walter Todd. O-Sensei Porter graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1948, and served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a Major in 1967. His leadership ability brought him many high positions in the Martial Arts.

O-Sensei Porter is called the “The Father of American Judo” because he helped found the United States Judo Association in 1954 and personally built it into the largest Judo organization in America, and the largest non-profit Martial Arts organization in the country over a period of 41 years. Now, he is called O-Sensei because he is in charge of teaching and watching over the rank promotions of thousands of his Black Belt students throughout the country in nearly 1,000 clubs of the United States Martial Arts Association.

O-Sensei Porter will be teaching in Frederick, Maryland on October 20th and 21st, at the Bushikai Dojo. There will be two sessions each day. Training is $125 for both days (inclusive). Different topics will be covered at each session. Day-rates are also available. Attendance will be limited to the first 50 registrations. USMAA T-shirts and videos will be available for purchase on the days of the event.

O-Sensei will be available for Photos after the end of each day's sessions but photography or videotaping of any kind will not be allowed during the training.
Shower facilities are available at the dojo. Please bring your own towels and toiletries - they are not provided.

Contact: Harry Mackenzie, Renshi
email: hombucho@bushikai.com

The Bushikai Bugei Dojo teaches Classical Japanese Martial Arts and has been located in the Frederick, Maryland area since 1989.

Bushikai Martial Arts / Bushikai Bugei Dojo
Harry Mackenzie, Renshi