About Johnnie Murphy

Johnnie Murphy was elected Grand Master of Bushido Kai Karate Jutsu

On November 20th, 2010, Johnnie Murphy was elected Grand Master of Bushido Kai Karate Jutsu by the Grand Sokeship Council with a board headed up by the world-famous Grand Master Linda Denley, Grand Master James Stevens, Grand Master Daryl Stewart, Professor Silvero Guerro, and Bill Millberger. This was due to his contributions and accomplishments in the martial arts since the 1970s.

The ceremony was held at the prestigious, and now home, dojo for Bushido Kai Karate Jutsu and karate school of Grand Master Johnnie Murphy at 17425 Stuebner Airline, Suite #L, Spring, Texas 77379. Grand Master Johnnie Murphy and many of his students and black belts performed the techniques and fighting aspects of Bushido Kai Karate Jutsu. This event was filmed by Don’a Pettaway and MC’d by Grand Master Gary Lee. The whole test lasted many hours.

The ceremony and test were attended by many of the greatest champions and high ranking martial artist in Texas. The Grand masters belt was placed around Johnnie Murphy’s waist by Grand Master Daryl Stewart who was assisted by Grand master James Stevens and Grand Master Linda Denley.

Author and Photojournalist

Grand Master Murphy has created a self-defense system and authored a book on that self-defense style called Bushidon Kai Aki-Jutsu.

Created and authored incorporated in his books his entire system of Bo-jutsu from which he won many world and national championships. He has also studied and became a black belt in the Tang Soo Do system to add to his overall knowledge with his teacher in that being the now deceased Master Bill Millberger who was invited by Grand Master Murphy and the Grand Sokeship Council to sit on the board for the extensive test for Grand Master Murphy’s initiation ceremony.

Johnnie has studied karate for 50 years and is a certified grand master instructor of Bushido Kai Karate Jutsu. This is Japanese Kyokushinkai style of karate. He has also studied Tang Soo Do and is a black belt in that system also.

Johnnie is the founder and author of Bushido Kai Iai Jutsu with a book of his traditional style of Bushido Kai Iai Jutsu. Iai Jutsu translates to “The Ancient Art of Drawing the sword”.

Title Winner and Experience

He has won many titles and is known best as one of the greatest Sport Karate weapons master’s today with many of those wins coming with his beloved Katachi, Bushido Kai Iai Jutsu is an ancient Kinjitsu type weapons art form based on Japanese technique. With prestigious students like Grand Master Daryl Stewart as a student and now also a teacher of many of its aspects.

Johnnie Murphy is also a master at Bo Jutsu and Sai Jutsu. He also teaches tonfa, naginata, and kama weapons. He has also studied to become a black belt in the Tang Soo Do system under the watchful eye of the late Master Bill Millberger to add to his overall knowledge of karate. Master Bill Millberger was invited by Grand Master Murphy and the Grand Sokeship Council to sit on the board of the extensive test for Grand Master Murphy’s induction ceremony.

Grand Master Johnnie Murphy has been a Sport Karate Photojournalist. Many of his articles, both current and from the past 4 decades, can be seen at Texas Sport Karate.

Grand Master Johnnie Murphy is the Author of 9 books on his martial arts and has been a writer for over 3 decades.

Family Man, Business Owner, and Instructor

As a father of 3 children, all now adults, 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.

Grand Master Johnnie Murphy is the president and owner of Murphy’s Environmental Control, a commercial and residential HVAC (heating and cooling) company.

He is also an accomplished musician as a guitarist and performer since 1968.


Some of the many accomplishments Johnnie Murphy has achieved include:

  • He is 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 NBL World Champion. He holds the title 8 times over.
  • He was ranked #1 overall black belt in the world by Sport Karate International Magazine and Action Martial Arts Magazines. He held this ranking for 5 years in a row.
  • He won the NBL’s prestigious SKI overall adult black belt point championship and giant plaque 10 years in a row from 1998 to 2007. This is a feat no one else has since duplicated.
  • He is 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 NBL Black Belt Bayou, Cowboy Conference Hall of Fame winner.
  • He won 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 PanAm and CanAm Hall of Fame Awards.
  • He is the 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Texas TNT, TKO, NUKA, State Champion in forms, weapons, and sparring.
  • He holds over 100 Texas State Championship titles in several organizations over the years up to 2018.
  • He won 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 Texas TNT Hall of Fame Awards.
  • He won 8 NBL Photojournalist Hall of Fame Awards for his photojournalism in reporting. You can see many of these articles at: Texas Sport Karate.
  • He has won over 900 National titles in a competition career that has spanned 45 years.
  • He has won 80 Forms Grand Championships between the years 1988 to 2018.
  • He won the prestigious 2016, 2017, and 2018 Kata Wars National Championship. He defeated the best kata champions from around the country and took home the prestigious War Cup along with a generous purse of winnings.

About Carol Parenti – Master Instructor

Grand Master Murphy is assisted by World Champion Carol Parenti who manages and is a partner in the karate school. She likes to gives it her personal mom’s touch. She is invaluable to the school and all the kids seem to worship her. Carol Parenti came to Bushido Kai as a one of Chuck Norris Black Belts and personal friend. She was attracted by our excellent sport karate contemporary weapons and ancient weapons training.

Carol Parenti is one of the current US Women’s Sport Karate top champions today with both state and world championships in the TKO, AOK, and NBL. In the past, she has won championship titles in the Chun Kuk Do league.

Carol Parenti also owns Millennium, a shutter and blind company, and excels in that business.

Carol Parenti’s skills are unparalleled as a great teacher and martial artist. She is always sharing her warm friendship to all in the school elevates the art.