Bushidokan | A Martial Arts System for Champions

Updated: Jan 16, 2019

Our system produces champions. It’s that simple. Just look at some of our previous world and national champions.



National & World Champions


Jim Harrison

3-Time Karate All American Grand Champion

3-Time AAU Judo Regional Champion

U.S. L1 Heavyweight Kick-Boxing Champion

Coach of U.S. Professional Karate Team 3 Times World Champion


Janet Walgren

3-Time Women’s Karate Champion

National Open

U.S. Invitational

U.S.K.A. National World’s Fair Award


Mark Payne

2-Time Midwest Grand Champion

#4 World Rated P.K.A. Med. Wt. National Lt. Wt. Champion

All American Mdl. Wt. Champion


Bob “Thunder” Thurman

World Champion Full Contact Karate


Ray Patton

#5 World Rated P.K.A. Lt. Wt.


Jeff Payne

#4 World Rated P.K.A. Lt. Wt.


Dirk Harrison

U.S.K.A. National Jr. Karate Champion

Grand National Jr. Karate Champion

U.S. Invitational Jr. Karate Champion

5-Time AAU Judo Jr. Div. Champion


Harry Parker

7-Time AAU Judo Jr. Div. Champion

5-Time AAU Senior Champion

3-Time AAU Judo Outstanding Player

AAU Athlete of the Year

5-Time Mo. Valley Grand Champion


Shawn Harrison

U.S.K.A. National Jr. Karate Champion

Grand National Jr. Karate Champion

Undefeated AAU Competition 8-years

3-Time AAU Judo Outstanding Player

U.S. Invitational Jr. Karate Champion

All American Jr. Karate Champion


Steve Mackey

#2 World Rated P.K.A. Mdl. Wt.

#3 World Rated P.K.A. Lt. Hwy. Wt.

Shoot Fighting World Champion Tokyo Japan 1990


Pat Miller

National Junior Judo Champion

Terrah Berger

National Junior Judo Champion


Kari Gabriel

2-Time Judo Jr. National Champion


Tiffany Berger

6-Time Judo Jr. National Champion



Black Belt Champions


Ned Day

All American Lt. Wt. Black Belt Champion


Jay Garrett

U.S.K.A. National Black Belt Champion


Steve Mackey

All American Heavy Weight Black Belt Champion



Brown Belt Champions


Jim Cox

U.S.K.A. National Brown Belt Champion

International Brown Belt Champion


Jerry Irwin

2-Time All American Brown Belt Champion


Ned Day

All American Brown Belt Champion


Jay Garrett

Grand National Brown Belt Champion



Green Belt Champions


Jim Carroll

U.S.K.A. National Green Belt Champion


Greg Williams

All American Green Belt Champion


Bob Dever

National Judo Green Belt Champion


Ned Day

National Open Green Belt Champion



White Belt Champions


Bob Osborn

National White Belt Champion


Ray Patton

All American White Belt Champion


Rick Gridder

National White Belt Champion


Bill Mackey

All American White Belt Champion


Jeff Payne

National White Belt Champion


Chuck Northcott

U.S.K.A National White Belt Champion


Joe Smedley

All American White Belt Champion



Stories


In 1964, Judo became an Olympic sport. SAKURA’s Shawn Harrison – a Three Time National Champion – was selected for the 1980 U.S. Judo team; however, President Carter decided the U.S. should boycott the ’80 Olympic Gams in Moscow, USSR.


Sensei Harrison won the National Maters Championships in April and placed 3rd in the World Master Athlete Judo Championships in June. In May – exactly midway between the two tournaments – he lost a match with the automatic door at the Southgate Mall and tore cartilage and ligaments in his left knee and re-injured the right knee. He couldn’t train at all for the upcoming World Games. He did, however, get in one (15 minute) light workout Wednesday, before the tournament began on Friday.

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