Retirees Karate

Karate for 55+ is Retirees Fitness

At US Budokai Karate, we offer karate as a rewarding alternative to fitness for retirees.

The retirees karate fitness program for men and women age 55+ is known as “Golden Lions”. It is perfect for folks looking to maintain and improve their quality of life! By learning age-appropriate karate skills, with an emphasis on gaining/maintaining flexibility and balance, members will develop greater self-confidence and awareness.

Why should seniors become involved in martial arts?

• Slow down the effects of aging
• Build muscle, increase muscle tone and loosen joints.
• Relieve stress and tension, increase confidence and ease depression.
• Will help improve balance, increase coordination and relieve osteoporosis.

These are just a few of the reasons to get involved and there are many many more!

Check out this article from Evolve MMA No Age Limit – 4 Reasons Seniors Should Train in the Martial Arts

Master Instructor Russ Jarem

Master Instructor Russ Jarem developed and regularly leads this beneficial program.  Hanshi Jarem, at only 69 years young, is a certified physical education teacher and has been instructing karate for over 45 years.

Classes are formatted with the member’s current fitness in mind.  Karate is a mind, body, and spirit practice.  Inherent in the program is the potential for continued physical, mental, spiritual growth as well as a better overall sense of well-being.

The one hour class is held twice weekly in the mornings.  Please telephone 518-383-0484 or email for class times and further details on how this program could benefit you!


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.


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