Pillar #3 = Communication!


Our third quarter Pillar is Communication!

Your child’s ability to communicate with confidence will determine how well they cope with our ever-changing world!  Are they filled with anxiety or a lack of confidence?  US Budokai Karate will help your child stand tall, use eye contact and speak clearly with confidence!

Successful communication is far more than sharing information; it is also an understanding of the feelings behind this information.  Successful communication can deepen and improve all relations in life.  Developing communication skills can help us avoid conflicts, learn to compromise, and assist in better decision-making.

Junior and Teen Students are challenged quarterly based on the current pillar to earn Gold Stripes for advancement.  Our first Communication challenge is Manners!! Take-home sheets went out this week to help direct our students’ minds to be on their BEST MANNERS for at least one week!! Gold Stripe challenge sheets are available at the dojo!

Leadership students who complete a minimum of 5  challenges will be invited to a Pizza Party-Game Night Supersession Friday, October 7! Parents, YOU will earn a night off – details TBA!! Leadership Challenge sheets are also available at the dojo to start tracking your communication habits now!

Lessons this quarter will include understanding emotions, verbalizing with “I” statements, practicing acts of kindness, positive self-talk, positive affirmations, and the importance of punctuality!  When good communication becomes a habit, confidence builds and we live happier lives with less anxiety and fear!

Interested in learning more about helping your child’s communication?  Check out these resources below:



Programs at US Budokai Karate develop much more than a student’s physical body.  Martial artists lead with strong character!


Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

Michael Favreau

Sensei Michael Favreau, 4th degree black belt

USBKA-CP.com & 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 and for pre-school children ages 4-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the skills needed for a successful 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 develop mind, body, and spirit.

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

The US Budokai Karate is centrally located in the Capital District Area in Saratoga County, New York at 215 Guideboard Road, Clifton Park, NY  12065.