Sword Seminar June 2021

On June 26th US Budokai Karate’s iaijutsu (swordmanship) school, known as Hangestsu Dojo (Half-Moon School) was honored to host the first post-COVID sword seminar with Chairman and So-Shihan of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai (KNBK), Carl Long Hanshi. Hangestu Dojo is honored to be an affiliate dojo of the KNBK.  The school teaches Muso Jikiden Read More

The Budokai Way develops not only the martial artist’s physical skills but a strong character defined by honor, dignity, pride, and respect (HDPR!) Class discussion will be had in all Junior level classes over the next week to talk about what exactly these traits mean. Honor – having a set of values and sticking to Read More

Demo Squad Two

On May 1st two squads of US Budokai Jr/Teen Black Belts performed karate demonstrations at the Halfmoon Local Business Fair.  The skies were cloudy but it was a great day of comradery outside the dojo for the first time since quarantine and by the end of the afternoon the sun was shining along with all Read More

What is T-Shirt Season? From Memorial Day through Labor Day US Budokai students may wear our dojo Summer T instead of the traditional long-sleeve gi tops with their gi pants.  The majority of students prefer this lightweight shirt for summer training. T-Shirts are limited edition and available for pre-order now ONLY!! Each year a new Read More

Kyoshi Susan Warzek

Our new Kyoshi! March 2021 marked the 34th Anniversary of US Budokai Karate and (on the 11th) Renshi Sue’s birthday!  To mark this occasion, Hanshi felt that something special should be done for Renshi! In Hanshi’s words … It is pretty obvious and apparent what an exceptional martial artist and teacher Renshi is! In all Read More