HDPR – The Budokai Way!

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 them.  Do we have honor when we lie? No! Honor is learning how to stand up for ourselves and the things we believe in.

Dignity – A look or way of behaving that says you carry yourself with seriousness & self-control.  Does the class clown have dignity? No! Someone with dignity also takes responsibility for themselves.

Pride – Is defined as a high opinion of one’s worth and importance; a sense of satisfaction that comes from doing your best.  Do people that have pride show courage? Yes! Pride is not arrogance.  People with pride in the dojo show up to train with high spirit in every class! KIA!

Respect – To show regard and consideration for others.  OSU! Also, a feeling or understanding that something is important and should be treated properly.  Treat your lessons in the dojo with respect, a love of learning and your wisdom will grow!

Students have been tasked with reflecting on their own role models or someone that they view as showing HDPR and complete an HDPR Heroes Handout!
All students who turn in an HDPR Handout by June 5th will receive a Stewart’s Ice Cream Cone!!


Russ Jarem
Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek
Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-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 or the 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.