SHIHAN PATRICK BYRNES
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

 

SENSEI KAREN ULMER
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR


INSTRUCTORS

Sensei Adam Older- Yondan
Sensei Andrew Stankus - Sandan
Sensei Gregory Older - Sandan
Sensei Jerry Novak - Nidan
Sensei James Novak - Nidan
Sensei John Pilla - Shodan

BUSHI BUDO KAN

BUSHI KARATE AIKIJUJITSU

BUSHI KARATE

BUSHI AIKIJUJITSU

BUSHI JUJITSU

BUSHI YUDANSHA KAI

USA KARATE FEDERATION (PA)

731A Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964

Phone: 215 703-0711
Email:  byrnes@bushi.com

Bushi Web Site:  www.bushi.com

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

USA Karate Federation, Akron, OH. USA
US Jujitsu Federation
United Martial Arts Referees Association, USA (Ret.)
USAKF Pennsylvania Chairman,
Kwanmuzendokai International
National Coaching Staff, USAKF
National Referee "A" AAU/KARATE (1985)
National Referee "A" USAKF (1987)
Past Director UMARA (United Martial Arts Referee's Association)
Coaching Staff - Team Trials 1995 Pan-American Games
Head Coach USA Karate Federation (Present)

MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE:

Sensei Byrnes started martial arts training with Judo and Jujitsu 1954

RANK:

TAI-JITSU

  GRAND MASTER
KARATE Hachidan 8th. Degree Black Belt (USA Karate Federation)
KARATE Hachidan 8th. Degree Black Belt (International Kwanmukan)
KARATE Shichidan 7th. Degree Black Belt (World Karate-Do Organ.)
JUJITSU Shichidan 7th. Degree Black Belt (USA Jujitsu Federation)
KOBUDO Rokudan 6th. Degree Black Belt (Kobudokan)
TAEKWONDO 7th. Degree Black Belt (Central Taekwondo Association)

Black Belts in Aikido, Seidokan Karate, Okinawan Kenpo, RokuKenpo

 

Call for Trial Lesson - 215 703-0711



Shihan Byrnes Special and Noteworthy Recognition


  • USA Karate Federation- 1997 NATIONAL HALL OF FAME AWARD - COACH
  • USA Karate Federation - 1999 NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
  • Inducted to US JU-JITSU FEDERATION HALL OF FAME 1999 - Board of Directors Founding Member
  • Awarded title of Ph.D. - Philosphiae Doctor/O-Sensei in Zen Chuan evolved San Chin related Ryu College of Yudansha, combined National Halls of Fame 1993
  • Over 50 state and/or national certificates of commendation or merit.
  • Inducted to Pennsylvania Karate Hall of Fame 1993.
  • Since 1984 Shihan Byrnes students have represented the United States in 41 International events, winning a total of 25 medals, with 13 being Gold.
  • Since 1984 Shihan Byrnes students have won 269 medals in National Traditional competition, of which 104 are Gold.
  • Opening the Dojo in 1970 Shihan Byrnes became a full time instructor running classes both day and evening, six days a week.
  • Shihan has taught in excess of nine thousand students, the school won over 18,000 awards in local, regional, national and international events. After thirty-six years of teaching Shihan still prefers teaching as many classes as possible stating, "I started out as an instructor. I became a teacher, and now I am an educator."
  • Since 1970, the school has performed in 600 demonstrations at schools, community organizations, malls, etc.
  • Special seminars are given for local police departments as well as the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. Participating in these seminars are several law enforcement people who are Bushi students.
  • Martial arts/physical education instructor Hahnemann University (special program- last year high school-first year college in one year).
  • Karate Instructor Penn State University (Ogontz Campus) 1975 to 1977
  • Karate Instructor/Self Defense Instructor Gwynedd-Mercy College- 1996 to Present.
  • Established USAKF, Inc. Penna. Non-Profit educational group to train and develop athletes for National and International Karate competition utilizing rules governed by United States and International Olympic Committee's-1987 to Present. Currently acting as Chairman for Pennsylvania and member of National Board of Directors.
  • Has opened classes to LD (learning disabled) students for many years and has had great success with dyslexia, CP, ADD, AD/HD and various other physical and mental disorders. Our success has caused numerous referrals from Counselors, Physicians, Educators and Juvenile authorities.
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor - Horsham Clinic (inpatient mental health hospital) Special program designed for staff members in controlling acting out patients. Program included eight-week in-house instruction, plus consulting on housing safety and removing of potential weapons.
  • Shihan Byrnes is a Founding member of the USA Jujitsu Federation and elected to the USA Jujitsu Hall of Fame in 1999.  

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