Renshi Rick 7th Dan

Renshi Rick Brisee’s martial arts journey began nearly four decades ago in a Kyokushin dojo back in 1982 but it was in 1986 that Renshi joined US Budokai and began to forge his own path to 7th degree black belt.  Renshi tested and was awarded sichidan (or sometimes referred to as nanadan) by Hanshi Russ Read More

US Budokai JR/Teen Black Belt’s demonstrated before a crowd of over 2000 including family and friends at the Tri-City Valley Cats last Thursday 8/19 between the raindrops!! The demo team performed a quick demonstration of basic skills including Taikyoku 1 in synch and a dynamic criss-cross kicking finale! Great job Team! Check out these video Read More

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