Shidoshi Charlie Harrison


At sixty plus, Charlie is living proof that Budo Taijutsu is effective against younger, stronger, and even larger aggressors. He was pleased to hear Soke Masaaki Hatsumi state that one cannot truly be a warrior before age fifty. Charlie heartily agrees.

Charlie believes that the paradox of training is that martial ability occurs when formlessness is expressed physically – a challenge which forges the spirit itself and why Charlie continues to train and teach.

Shidoshi Harrison currently teaches in the greater Elgin, Illinois, area. He can be reached at and has a website at