O-Sensei Philip Porter, one of the highest ranked Judo practitioners alive today recently held a 2 day seminar at White River Budokan during May, 2008. The seminar focused on the arts of Jujutsu and Judo. Osensei is Treem Sensei’s direct teacher in both those arts. Both competition Judo techniques as well as classical Judo philosophy were reviewed and worked. The self defense applications of the waza of Classical Judo and Jujutsu were taught and many repetitions were impressed into the minds of those attending.
We had about 26 students attend this seminar. We had many younger students attend and the kids did a fantastic job staying focused and working hard. All of the Sensei commented on how well the kids did. They are a great addition to semiars and hope their training continues.
(O-Sensei Phillip Porter, shown here with a student has instructed annually at White River.)
First, Thanks to everyone that helped make this weekend a success. Sensei Colin Treem and Sensei Comeau were a huge help with errands and entertaining our visitors. Thanks to Marie for opening the dojo and all the cleaning she helps with. Of course a thanks goes out to all the parents that waited. A huge thank you to Shawn for taking care of the Sensei dinners at Murphy’s and anyone that kicked in a few extra dollars at meals. We run a tight budget and this kind of help makes a huge difference. THANK YOU!!
For everyone that couldn’t make the training, I’m sure we will be reviewing techniques over the next couple of weeks. OSensei Porter and Treem Sensei have already started plans for a fall seminar.This will be advertised to BudoKai dojo and other schools interested.
note: We continue to mourn the passing of OSensei Porter shortly after the 2011 USMAA Camp in Manchester NH. His legacy lives on in the USMAA and when you train please say over and over to yourself “Ive got it now”