Instructor Bio

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SENSEI BRANDI PHARRIS - GODAN – 5th DEGREE BLACK BELT

USEWKF WOMENS KUMITE CHAMPION

 

Sensei Brandi Pharris began karate training in 1999 in our original Madison location. In 2002, she was recognized as one of Bushido’s most promising students, and  was promoted to the rank of Shodan, or, 1st Degree Black Belt.

 

Over the years, she has proven herself to be a focused and driven student, as well as a successful tournament competitor in both kata and kumite. Along with Sensei Ford, her work with her husband, Sensei Tim Pharris, in Nashville’s first after-school karate program at Dan Mills Elementary  School, showed a keen understanding and grasp of the importance of being a martial arts instructor for the youth of today.

 

She has successfully led the Federation Women’s Team Kumite several times. 

Sensei Pharris is a long time Instructor at Bushido Dojo Joelton and her promotion to GODAN (5TH DEGREE) effective 9/11/21 by Sensei Melvin S Brown Jr was approved by the UNITED STATES EASTERN WADO RYU KARATE FEDERATION & INTERNATIONAL WADO RYU KARATE DO RENMEI.