Thread: Walt Bushey?
12/14/2011 3:09am, #41
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A Ryouen-ryu embu. Bushey-sensei, I presume?
Ryouen-ryu split off from Jikishinkage-ryu, which looks like this:
The performer in the first video is doing renzoku-waza by himself, and not paired kata, so there's an apples-and-oranges effect. It's also a bit unfair to compare senior Japanese sensei to Western students trying to study koryu from North America. But you can see some clear differences in kime, hasuji, ki-ken-tai-icchi, and zanshin between the videos.
What's missing in the first video is the kigurai that the senior instructors in the other two show. (You'd see the same thing if you compared a video of me doing Tendo-ryu with one from one of the big deal Japanese embu tai kais.) Overall, it's a "student" rather than a "sensei" level performance, which isn't all that surprising. Shimizu-sensei didn't receive her tora no maki (their menkyo or menkyo kaiden equivalent?) from Jikishinkage-ryu until 1998. Assuming that it took a couple of years after that for the political fallout that drove her out of that style and for her to hook up with Sekiguchi-sensei, the foreign Komei Juku schools that teach Ryouen-ryu can't possibly have been at it for more than ten years at this point, and it takes longer than that to develop to sensei level, especially with just a few visits (if that) from an actual sensei per year.
There's a forward link from the Komei Juku headquarters site to the Austin school headed by Bushey-sensei, so for both the MJER and Ryouen-ryu claims, this is clearly not a case of someone simply inventing garbage out of whole cloth, or claiming a fraudulent connection to a well-known style. The relationship between Komei Juku and the zillion other MJER lineages has been discussed elsewhere; I won't rehash it here. Mr. Bushey isn't claiming to be part of the USNF or of Jikishinkage-ryu, so that's not an issue. Conservative koryu commentators might quibble about Ryouen-ryu as "koryu" along the same lines as quibbling about, say, Nakamura-ryu (doubly so, since Nakamura-sensei was working from living memory of use on the battlefield, which isn't the case here), but that falls outside the scope of looking for outright fraud.
12/14/2011 5:24pm, #42
Since you stated I should contact POW network I have copied them on this email to set the record straight with them.
To be blunt sir, You keep making reference to me making pararescue claims but it is a fact sir that you are the only person making those claims about me on or off line. The only military claim I have ever made of myself is on my TSG site and it states "USAF Veteran". Been there for years. That's it. All this other "claiming pararescue" about me done on your chat forum and online is soley your doing for your own ends prompted by my appearance on
the Penn and Teller show to which you and your friends disapproved. There was no reference to pararescue or the military on the show and the term "special ops veteran" refers to LE special operations and not the military in any way. That your opinion differs is just that, your opinion, not a fact. I have nothing further to say on this.
Sir. Did you or did you not send me this email?
>On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Walt Bushey <[email protected]>wrote:
Glad you saw the show. I served as a USAF Pararescueman until 1984 (that is the military experience they were referring to). I don't remember any references to SWAT on the clip, where was it in the segment? I will have to watch it again and see what I missed. I am currently a Deputy Sheriff with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Detention Center Division, but was reserving with the New Deal Police Dept. as a patrolman when this all came about. "ARROW Ops specialist" was a surprise to me, it is not a correct term. Air Rescue Recovery Wing (ARRW pronounced arrow) and Wing operations (tasks performed by an air wing) were among the things discussed with the production assistant who interviewed me. That interview ended up on the cutting room floor as none of it was aired. I made no request for a specific tag line for my name so, Command decision of the production assistant. All in all it was fun.
I hope this helps,
I have the original e-mail with all the routing headers. If you would like me to forward it to you.
The pararescue issue did not originate with me sir. Please check:
where you are referred to as a former PJ back in 2006. I did not know you existed back then. And then there is the e-mail you sent me. However, seeing that this issue is now at rest I will wish you a happy holiday and not contact you again.
If one is to go back to the first post on this thread you will see that the whole "ARROW OPs" title is what caught my interest in this guy. Bushey himself wrote to me claiming that "ARROW OP's" was some sort of mix up by producers regarding his participation in an Air Rescue Recovery Wing as a PJ back in the 1980's.
As a matter of fact, if you go upthread and watch the P&T episode you will see that Bushey's byline is "Texas Police Officer, Former ARROW Ops Specialist." The special ops term was an Air Force term as per Bushey's own explination...not a Corrections/LE special ops term.
Now the narrative is changing.
I didn't make up that 2006 thread on Socnet.com.
I didn't make up an e-mail from Mr. Bushey.
I think that the POW Network getting involved is what caused this response.
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12/14/2011 5:40pm, #43
The exact 2006 Socnet.com thread:
Why would a student be making claims that his instructor was a PJ back in 2006???
Where did he get that idea?
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12/14/2011 10:20pm, #44
Glad you saw the show. I served as a USAF Pararescueman until 1984 (that is the military experience they were referring to)."
This is a pretty black and white statement. It seems beyond rational thought to say he was a Pararescueman, but not a PJ, his story makes no sense.
12/15/2011 6:13am, #45
Things like this are pretty much always relative to experience, and those who have it can easily see the potholes in those who do not.
So the question for me at least, is what did Walter Bushey do within the Air Force?
I also find his statement that he's a "Veteran" somewhat ambiguous. Let's look at the facts. Bushey served between Jan 1981 and Nov 1984 - hardly what you'd call a long or distinguished career by any stretch of the imagination. So, what is he a veteran of, exactly?
This comes back to one of my original posts in this thread, where I asked if Bushey had seen any actual combat/warfare during his service ? At the time I didn't know we were talking about someone who had lied about his role in the Air Force and, more importantly someone with just 34 months in the service.
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12/15/2011 10:36am, #46
Well..the term "Veteran" is a somewhat undefined term here. The dictionary definition is different from the ability to collect benefits as a "Veteran"; which requires specific lengths of service, theater service or campaign awards. Being disabled while in the service can also trigger Veterans benefits.
12/15/2011 10:38am, #47
12/15/2011 11:26am, #48
Indeed, thanks for the clarification on what is common usage of the term "Veteran" for you guys.
To me, it's usage is far too ambiguous as it suggests active participation in something far more than donning a uniform within your home country whilst others, get shot at, IED'd and face the prospect of considerable hardships in doing what they signed up to do.
34 months of home service, a veteran does not make.
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12/15/2011 8:28pm, #49
The lowest standard is that used by the American VA which will provide medical care to anyone who served in the American Armed forces, even in a reserve capacity, who did not receive a dishonorable discharge.
12/17/2011 12:11am, #50
I found this post in the archives:
"My name is Walt Bushey and I am the President of KIAI ( http://kiai.dzaba.com/ <http://kiai.dzaba.com/> ), an organization seemingly verifying the background details of a person in an article in your paper. I hold the rank of Okuden Menkyo in Bujutsu (traditional samurai weapons and combative skills) under Kuniaki Senyo sensei ( http://katsujin.org/KGBR.htm <http://katsujin.org/KGBR.htm> ) and I represent Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu and the Komei Jyuku of Sekiguchi Komei sensei (21st inheritor of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu ) here in Texas ( www.katsujin.org <http://www.katsujin.org> - bukijutsu page) .
I read an article in your paper about a young boy from your town entitled, ?Garnett youth tops in nation in the world of martial arts? dated Wed. July 30, 2003. This article claims that a martial art federation called KIAI is responsible for registering this young boy and his father, one Brock Moody, as a ?sensei? of martial arts. While I applaud the efforts of one so young and in no way wish to diminish his accomplishments, in this article, Mr. Moody made many fanciful claims in regards to this organization called KIAI and in regards to himself in relation to KIAI. I have been the president of KIAI (Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors) for several years now and was appointed to the position of President by the founder of KIAI, Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic of Pozarevac, Serbia ( [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ). We do keep records of traditional nihon (japanese) budo sensei all over the world. ( Our KIAI web site can confirm this.) This man (and thusly his son) have never been registed by our KIAI or any known or registerd organization using that acronym. The ‘Advocate? article claims that, Brock Moody, has been listed as the youngest sensei in America for more than twenty years by the ?KIAI martial arts federation?. I have checked with every contactable budo organization still in existence from the year 1946 (the year the first budo organization in the U.S., the? USKA ? was founded by Robert Trias) to now that has ever used the word or acronym KIAI in it’s title with a listing online and those organizations not online with a contact telephone no. or recorded mention in the ? Complete Martial Arts Catalogue of Records, Titles and Organizations ? ( authored by John Corcoran and Emil Farkas ISBN 0-671-22668-1) . None of the organizations I have contacted have ever heard of Brock Moody or anything called the ?yen academy?. (Yen is the japanese word for money). There is no evidence of the legitmate existence of ? 20 year old record books? or ?Yen academy sensei exams? liscensed by KIAI or any recorded organization using the acronym ?KIAI? or word ?KIAI? in it’s title anywhere in the last 57 years. If Mr. Moody has any legitimate records backing his statements or verification by legitimate organizations of any of his claims, I invite him to make this verifiable information public to clear this up and prove his statements, or to stop using the legitimate name of KIAI for his unverfiable claims. Walt Bushey President KIAI-President KGBR-Texas Komei Jyuku"
Ill point it out again...
If Mr. Moody has any legitimate records backing his statements or verification by legitimate organizations of any of his claims, I invite him to make this verifiable information public to clear this up and prove his statements, or to stop using the legitimate name of KIAI for his unverfiable claims. Walt Bushey President KIAI-President KGBR-Texas Komei Jyuku"