Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Leadership VOTES are IN!

US Budokai Karate Leadership students met on Friday 1/13 to culminate our Bottle Drive effort! Who will be the lucky charity?

We are happy to report that RESPECT Supersession was a “Charitable” Success!! 49 participants named 21 charities and everyone made confident, convincing, and persuasive presentations on behalf of their selected organization.  Great job Leadership!

We learned about Alley Cat Allies, the Animal Protective Foundation, CAPTAIN, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Cocoa House, Feline Advocates Coming Together, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, Make-a-Wish, Muslim Soup Kitchen, North Country Wild Care, Out of the Pits, Ronald McDonald House, Saratoga County Animal Shelter, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Crescent, Things of my Very Own, Umbrella of the Capital District, Water for South Sudan and Team Seas!!!

In the end, the most supported cause was the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society which earned 13 votes!!

With so many animal-type charities named, everyone was happy that cats and dogs would benefit from our bottle drive!  To date over $1000 has been collected!! The bottle drive will continue through the end of January so let’s keep going and take it over the top!!



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

US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park has 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 preschool 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.

Unique to our school is our Leadership Program.  This layer of development available to Junior and Teen students teaches your child essential leadership skills as well as vital, life-altering communication skills in a martial arts setting.  The revolutionary “Mastery Triangulation” model combines social confidence and martial arts training in the same class and gives your child the superior edge to succeed!

US Budokai Karate Adult Karate training is a complete fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to learn self-defense, lose weight, and stay in shape.  So much more than going to the gym!  A place to develop mind, body, and spirit.  Our adult programs are for the serious martial artist seeking to train in a traditional and supportive environment.

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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.