Congratulations to the Spring 2022 Black Belt Graduates!!

US Budokai Karate Spring 2022 JR Black Belts!

JR Black Belt testing conducted on Saturday, March 26 saw 11 JR level students attain their first level black belt!! After delivering inspiring speeches about their karate journey students worked through hours of self-defense, kata, basics techniques and combinations to finish with strong sparring rounds!! Ranging in age from 9 to 12 these kids will remember this achievement for a lifetime!  Well done!!

Adult and teen candidates gathered on Sunday, March 27th to test their technique, stamina, and spirit!  Nidan (2nd-degree black belt candidates) impressed us with research papers about American Martial Arts masters Ron Van Cleef, Chuck Merriman, Ed Parker, Gene LeBell, and their influence on “modern” martial arts in America today.  Additionally, students spoke on how the philosophy of the martial arts will influence them in the future and the high-level trajectory that training at US Budokai Karate has set for their lives.

JR Black Belts Spring 2022

SR Black Belts Spring 2022

Congratulations all on your tremendous achievement!! OSU!



Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt & US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park have been repeatedly selected as the communities’ #1 Martial Arts School!

Established in 1980 by Master Instructor, Hanshi Russ Jarem an 8th degree Black Belt, US Budokai Karate has helped hundreds of students develop the skills necessary for a successful life.  Students at US Budokai Karate receive instruction from the most experienced martial artists in the area.

Classes are offered for pre-school children ages 4-6 and elementary-age kids ages 7 and up.  These programs are designed to help children develop the skills needed for success in school and later in life.

US Budokai Karate Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.  A place to leave the stress behind and to your develop mind, body, and spirit.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 518-383-0484. You can also visit our website at

The US Budokai Karate is centrally located in Clifton Park New York and serves the greater Capital District Area.  US Budokai Karate, 215 Guideboard Road, Suite 5, Clifton Park, NY  12065.