On May 19th Senpai Michael Favreau Graduated with Honors, from the University at Albany, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting! We congratulate him on his accomplishments and are excited to announce that Senpai Michael has decided to follow his passion and apply his many skills to a full-time Instructor position with us at US Budokai Karate of Clifton Park! We couldn’t be more proud than to have Senpai as part of our teaching team along with Hanshi Russ Jarem and Renshi Sue Warzek.
Michael Favreau receives his Bachelors Degree University at Albany at r. pictured with his parents Lori and John Favreau
Senpai Michael started training at US Budokai in 2002 at the age of six as a member of the Tiny Tigers program. He currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in both karate and kobudo (Okinawan weapons). He has been a lead martial arts instructor at two major summer camps in Albany, as well as an after-school program. He has competed in numerous martial arts competitions throughout the Northeast region and is a decorated competitor. He was named USBA/WBA North East Regional Competitor of the Year three times and was the recipient of the North East Open Warriors Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Senpai Michael has been an assistant instructor at US Budokai Karate since 2016; he is also the leader of our Karate Birthday Party program. Osu!