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  • We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to you both, for taking our son under your tutelage. He has really developed a love for karate and we have seen his attitude improve within all areas: home, school and socially. We have seen an increase in respect towards us and toward others. His confidence and self-respect have improved as a result of your training. For a child on the autism spectrum, your school offers a wonderful experience in providing a chance to grow and develop both physically and mentally. You have provided outstanding leadership, discipline and self-control role modeling, in a thoughtful and respectful way and we appreciate all your efforts to reach each student to help them to be their best.

  • I stared Karate at Budokai when I was four years old as a Tiny Tiger. It took me seven years to earn my Black Belt. I’ve made a lot of friends through Karate. Other members of my family take Karate and I like talking to them about the fun stuff we do in class and different things we have learned. I love all of the instructors and how they motivate me to be my best, focus and have self control!

Osu Aidan thank you for this great review and for being a big part of our Jr Black Belt Program!

  • My Budokai story stretches across the decades. I joined the Karate family when I was eleven years old. I was being bullied in school and my Dad suggested I look into the Martial Arts as a way to defend myself. I made friends, gained confidence in myself and in my abilities. (Then) Sensei Jarem became a kind of a life coach and mentor. I looked up to him as a young man would to someone who pushed me to my limits; and beyond! After I earned the second of two Black Belts I went off to college and then to start a career.
    Fast forward thirty years and my wife and I were looking for something for our four year old son to participate in. Regular sports weren’t his thing so we decided to try Karate since I loved it so much as a child. It was not even a question as to where we would bring him; Budokai Karate and, now, Hanshi Jarem! Since my son joined my daughter has also joined. I also went back four years ago and earned my third Black Belt in 2019.
    As a parent, I get even more from Budokai than I did when I was a child. I see how much each of my children has grown, gained confidence, and become great young members of society. As an adult who is in Karate, I have a deeper understanding of what it means to be a “student” of the Martial Arts. I have learned this through the teachings of Hanshi Jarem through his actions, the way in which he encourages his students and works with us to better our mind, body and spirit. I owe a debt of gratitude to this man, Renshi, Sensei Michael and all the other Black Belts who have come before me.

Thank you for sharing your Family and your Budokai experience with others!! We are so grateful to have family members like you!!

  • OSU! Congratulations to Kyoshi Susan Warzek!!! Such a well-deserved honor and recognition to someone who epitomizes what a martial artist truly is! So pleased and proud for her and for USBKA of Clifton Park. Looking forward to when I can get back in the dojo, until then please keep this great newsletter coming!

    OSU!
    Shihan-Dai Crickett

Thank you so much for all your years of support!

  • Great for senior citizens. Improves strength, balance and flexibility. Plus you can learn to not be a victim just because you are old.

Thank you for being part of our Golden Lions and proving that progress happens at every age!

  • I started karate when I was in 7th grade and I got my black belt in 5 years. I’ve learned a lot from karate and it has made me more confident and shown me what I am capable of. I have met some of my closest friends through karate and I have gotten closer with my family. My dad, brother, and I are all black belts and my mom takes kickboxing classes so it’s nice to have something we can all talk about and help each other with. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank you for sharing your Budokai experience with everyone! It's been a privilege to have you and your entire family as part of ours!

  • U.S. Budokai provides a friendly, supportive, nurturing environment to train in. It is a real pleasure to work with classmates and staff who share the same values, respect and overall commitment to themselves and the martial arts. I couldn't imagine my life without the dojo.

  • Over my entire life, I have had the good fortune to successfully participate in many sporting and physical ventures. With that said, nothing could prepare me for the challenge of the martial arts. U.S. Budokai Karate Association has been offering me challenge and inspiration for over ten years. The instructors and students in the organization always prove their impressive character in and out of the dojo. I continually recommend U.S. Budokai to my friends and acquaintances who are searching for better physical fitness, skills for self-defense or a way to inner peace. The path is not always easy but it is certainly worth it!

  • At 70 may not be the best time to start karate but I did it to improve my flexibility and balance. I found that not only does it do that but I liked it. I am amazed at how much I have learned and humbled by how much there is to learn. A great program even for seniors

Thank you for being a part of our Golden Lions Karate! The more you do, the more you CAN DO!! Osu!

  • US Budokai Karate of Clifton Park is the best! I literally cannot say enough good things about the instructors. They are kind, compassionate, considerate, understanding, helpful and supportive in every way. Finding this school was the blessing we needed and helped to bring a bit of normalcy in this crazy world to my child's life! We do not mind the expense (fairly priced) because what they bring to our child's life is worth every penny spent.

Thank you for investing in your child's future with US Budokai Karate! Developing kids into leaders!

  • I found US Budokai Karate of Clifton Park when my previous dojo closed. I came in and did my two introductory classes with Renshi Sue and I was hooked. When you meet the US Budokai family, they embrace you and that feeling of belonging is a powerful motivator to keep going and keep progressing, especially as you are challenged on your road to black belt. I have been part of this organization for several years now and it was the best choice for me, both for my martial arts journey and for my personal growth and development. I have improved my fitness, I have lost weight, and I am healthier than I have been in years. Karate is not easy, but you get support here that helps you stay motivated-when you're motivated, you attend class consistently, and when you do that, your karate improves. I feel valued as a student here and I'm happy with the high quality instruction I have received at all belt levels. Come check us out, see for yourself why this dojo is so awesome. Osu!

  • As parents, we have more confidence that our children are building their skills to better prepare them for life’s challenges. Their growth and personal development have been augmented by the many terrific role models and principles and ideals that they have been exposed to over the years at U.S. Budokai Karate. They have definitely achieved their goals along the way and look forward to more opportunities to continue growing in their knowledge of karate and the respect and value that it stands for.

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