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Celebrating One Year of Aikido in Havertown PA

Havertown, PA, October 30, 2007 --( The Bushokan Dojo in Havertown, PA celebrated its one year anniversary on October 23rd with a special class featuring American Judo legend, Phil Porter.
Members and guests were treated to a 2 hour class from Sensei (“teacher”) Porter featuring demonstration, technique practice and lecture on the study of martial arts. The celebration concluded with dinner.

After almost 7 decades martial arts training and teaching Porter is widely regarded as the “Father of American Judo.” He has a rare “Judan”, 10th degree black belt in Judo, as well as high ranks in Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate and presently chairs the United States Martial Arts Association—USMA. He is highly honored as a leader and trainer in the martial arts world as he has coached over 1,000 national and international medalists.

The Bushokan Dojo, which means “house of respect for all martial arts” holds classes at Havertown Fitness focusing on the Yoshinkai style of Aikido and Ju-Jitsu. Aikido, which may be translated as "the way of harmony" is not a static art, but places emphasis the dynamics of movement for defense and resolution to conflict. Classes are held Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm; Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm and two classes on Saturdays 10:30am-12:00noon and 12:00noon to 1:30pm at Havertown Health and Fitness at 34 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA. Classes are open to all levels. For more info or to come for a free trail class, email

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