The achievement of a fifth-degree black belt, known in karate as the rank of Godan, is extraordinary on its own; for five members of the same school to achieve such an elite rank is unheard of.  But that is exactly what transpired on Saturday, November 6, 2021 when five sensei’s, who embarked on their martial Read More

Team Budokai

Team Budokai participated in the Saturday, October 30th 518 Martial Arts Tournament in Wilton, NY!  Competitors participated in kata, weapons, sparring, and breaking! CONGRATULATIONS COMPETITORS ON THESE TERRIFIC RESULTS! Katie Powell 1st place kata, weapons, and sparring! Louie DiGrigoli-Crannell 1st place kata and breaking events! Hudson Treacy 1st in weapons and 3rd in breaking.  (Congratulations Hudson Read More

OCTOBER 2021 KYU PROMOTIONAL & GRADUATION! Congratulations candidates on your successful advancement!! Our first Kyu Graduation Ceremony (since COVID) will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 6 pm!!  GRADUATES MAY INVITE TWO GUESTS to attend the ceremony.  Space is extremely limited. IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE RSVP YOUR REGRETS TO Read More

Black Belt Exam

Fall Black Belt Exam Saturday, September 18th marked the second of this year’s black belt examinations (held yearly in March and September).  Hanshi Jarem evaluated eight candidates for JR Shodan and Shodan rank as well as four candidates for Nidan. We are proud to congratulate all candidates for their success and for a tremendous performance Read More