Philip Bramucci Sensei began his journey on the Martial Path at the age of 5. He dedicated his early years to the study of Tae Kwon Do which culminated in his obtaining a black belt when he was 14. Upon entering high school years, he discovered the sport of wrestling and committed his efforts to the mastery of this form of martial art. He wrestled year round throughout his high school years and is sanctioned by the MPSSAA and is currently a Baltimore county board of education high school wrestling coach.
Philip Sensei discovered traditional Japanese martial arts in 2001, and trained under an unaffiliated organization for 4 years. After his teacher moved away, he spent several years searching for something his could feel his spirit was driven towards. In 2007, he was introduced to the Genbukan. He knew immediately that his search had ended, and that his journey had begun. Philip has been an active member of the GWNBF and KJJR since that day, and had the honor of becoming a direct student of Gary Giamboi Kyoshi’s Hazukaze Dojo in 2017. Philip has traveled with the world with Gary Giamboi Kyoshi and his fellow students to train directly with Shoto Tanemura Soke.
Currently 3rd Dan in both the GWNBF and KJJR, Tanemura Soke has awarded him Shoden Menkyo certificates in:
- Asayama Ichiden Ryu Shoden Menkyo
- Shinden Fudo Ryu Shoden Menkyo
- Tenshin Hyoyo Kukishin Ryu Shoden Menkyo
- Kijin Chosui Ryu Shoden Menkyo
- Kukishinden Happo Bikenjutsu Shoden Menkyo
- Daito Ryu Jujutsu Shoden Menkyo
- Mugen Shinto Ryu Iaijustu Shoden Menkyo
- Koto Ryu Kirigami & Yagyu Shingan Ryu Kirigami
Philip Sensei conducts regularly scheduled classes in Baltimore county and the surrounding areas in GWNBF Taijutsu, KJJR Jujutsu and traditional Japanese weapons. Philip Sensei also utilizes his unique background to offer distinctive strength & conditioning workout sessions on Sunday morning for his students. Private workouts and training sessions can be available if requested.
The Genbukan Bushido Dojo has great respect for and maintains close relationships with the Genbukan Buke Dojo of York, PA and the Genbukan Hisho Dojo of Baltimore City. We share regular group training sessions, as well as regular seminars with our teacher, Gary Giamboi Kyoshi. We are one family and are all extensions of Gary Giamboi Kyoshi Genbukan Harukaze Dojo.
The Genbukan Bushido dojo is not a commercial or competitive gym, but a small dedicated group of peers who meet to form interpersonal relationships and receive personal transmission in the same way that these traditions have come down to us today. Bushido dojo requires all potential recruits to observe two sessions before seeking admission to the group. To start the recruitment process, please contact us for our current location and to schedule a personal introduction and first observation session.
Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner
Philip Bramucci Sensei has dedicated 25 years to the study, preparation, and application of herbs and herbal remedies. After graduating Grantham University with a degree in Electronics engineering, he returned to academia and obtained a Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner certification from the Global College of Natural Wellness. He holds the certifications of Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner. Philip is a registered member of the American Herbalist Guild and insured by the American Chiropractic Association. Philip has been the owner and sole operator of Burning Tree Wellness LLC since 2014.
As the assistant varsity wrestling coach for the last 4 years, Philip has helped revamp his high school wrestling program. The team is now in the top 10 of their county and has produced a state championship runner-up, a regional champion and 4 regional runner-ups. They have also coached Maryland’s first female national champion who has won the award twice along with two Maryland state championships.
Philip is also a registered Wrestling Official in the state of Maryland with the MWOA, Maryland Wrestling Officials Association. He is qualified by the state board of education to officiate wrestling matches and tournaments for grade school through high school athletics.