Great Zen Stance!


What better time than Karate Season for a Winter Kata Challenge!!

All students age 14 and under are invited to participate in a Winter Kata Challenge!! From now until the First Day of Spring on Saturday, March 20th record the number of times you practice your current rank kata or any kata from a previous rank!!  Entry forms are available at the dojo! Parents must witness and sign off with their initials on each of your practices!!

Yantsu Kata!
Yantsu Kata!

Use integrity when you practice!  Work hard, do your best and be honest!!

Great Roundhouse Kick!
Great Roundhouse Kick!

If you’re not sure of a move to your kata, you can always find it on YouTube by exploring playlists that are organized by rank! YouTube Playlists

The following prizes will be awarded to the top three participants!

1ST PLACE:  Heavyweight gi and patches!! ($100 value)

2ND PLACE:  Bag gloves and Budokai Sling Bag ($55 value)

3RD PLACE: Budokai Barrel or Backpack Bag and Sticker ($30 value)

A little motivation goes a long way to making your katas and your karate better!! Whether you are training for your next rank in the Spring promotional or preparing for your black belt test Karate Season is now!! OSU!  Good luck!

Sai Ha Kata!
Sai Ha Kata!


Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Renshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt & 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 or call directly at 518-383-0484. You can also visit our website at

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.