What is belt striping? Kyu (colored belt) ranked students must earn “stripes” for various skills and knowledge on their way to the next belt rank. Beginning with the October 2021 Kyu Testing, students will need to earn FOUR STRIPES (instead of three) to be eligible to test for the next rank.
The colored stripes designate specific rank requirements:
WHITE STRIPE = SELF-DEFENSE
RED STRIPE = KATA
BLUE STRIPE = SPARRING DRILLS & SKILLS
BLACK STRIPE = READY TO TEST!!
The reassignment of the blue stripe puts added emphasis on sparring skills for the students and adds the new black stripe to indicate readiness to test.
STRIPES ARE READY … ARE YOU?!
Save the dates: The next Kyu Promotional Exams will be held tentatively on Wednesday, October 20th. We are coordinating an off-site Kyu Graduation ceremony for parents and family members to attend the following Friday (October 29th) at the Waterford-Halfmoon School Auditorium!! (Waterford-Halfmoon School) Once the dates are confirmed, additional details will follow. In addition to the Kyu Graduation Ceremony we are planning several exciting demonstrations so make sure you save the date!!
Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th degree black belt
Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th degree black belt
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 your 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.