Champions Bushido

Houston Nationals Karate

About Johnnie Murphy

Instructor Johnnie Murphy is an 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 NBL World Champion. He holds the title 8 times over. He is currently ranked #1 in the world by S.K.1 Magazine. He has held this ranking for 5 years in a row. He is also the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 NBL Black Belt Bayou and Cowboy Conference Hall of Fame winner. He has won the 2002 and 2003 PanAm and CanAm Hall of Fame awards. Johnnie is the 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 Texas TNT, TKO, NUKA, and AOK State Champion in forms, weapons, and sparring. He holds 37 Texas State Championship titles, including the Texas TNT Hall of Fame awards in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. He has won over 200 National titles and 17 Forms Grand Championships between the years 1995-2003.

Johnnie has studied karate for 30 years and is a certified master instructor of Bushido Kai, a Japanese Kyokushinkai style. He has also studied Tang Soo Do. He is also a black belt in the Tang Soo Do system.

Johnnie is the founder of Iai Jutsu, an ancient sword weapons art form based on Japanese technique. He is also a master at Bo Jutsu and Sai Jutsu. He also teaches tonfa, naganata, and kama weapons.

As a father of 3 children, all now teenagers, he has an understanding and appreciation for children’s level and rate of development. He feels that it is important to help them learn to utilize their own talents and athletic ability, as well as their own desire and personal drive.

Johnnie Murphy writes for 3 national magazines, and in 2001 he was awarded the NBL Photographer of the Year Hall of Fame Award. He is also one of the top photographers and photo journalists in the world today. Johnnie is president of Murphy’s Interest, Inc. and owner of Murphy’s Environmental Control, a commercial and residential HVAC (heating and cooling) company.