The name BUSHI BAN derives from two different words, Bushi-Do [Japanese warrior spirit and martial arts] and Bando [ ancient Burmese system of martial discipline]. The name Bushi Ban has come to mean "Way of Disciplined Warrior".
The BUSHI BAN curriculum provides a well rounded holistic approach in training covering hard and soft systems of American, Japanese, Okinawan, Korean, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, Burmese, Mongolian, Brazilian, and other martial arts.
Grand Master Zulfi Ahmed is the designer and developer of the Bushi Ban system. Grand Master Ahmed
has over 30 years of martial arts experience and has won over 300 martial arts awards including the 1993 NBL
World Traditional Weapons title, and the 1992 USKA Open Forms World Title, and has also been inducted into
eleven different martial arts halls of fame.
Grand Master Ahmed has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Karachi. He has earned his
Black Belts in many different martial arts and is recognized as the founder of the Bushi Ban system by
several national and international martial arts organizations. He was also selected to be on the Pakistani
National Tae Kwon Do Olympic Team and has represented Pakistan and the United States in national,
international, and world events.
His extensive travels have allowed him to learn, teach, and compete with some of the best martial artists in
The BUSHI BAN system benefits the student in several key developmental ways: fitness, health and wellness, life skills,character building, personal development, self-defense, athletic competition, rich history and tradition, and lifestyle. Our advanced students are well rounded individuals who are constantly seeking knowledge through the Martial Arts, and who are willing to work hard to achieve their goals through dedication, loyalty and perseverance, and setting new standards to improve every aspect of their life.
Our students range from 4 years old to 74 years young and are given a wide range of choices in training covering methods resembling Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga, cardio exercises, self-defense techniques, and many others. In addition, competitive events extend from non-contact to light contact and full contact sports such as karate type sparring, kickboxing, and grappling.
Our students are taught to practice the marital arts in the school, as well as apply their martial arts education in a constructive and productive way in their daily life.