Reviews

Read what our students think about us

Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former U.S. Budokai Karate of Clifton Park students and their parents in Clifton Park, NY.

We pride ourselves on being recognized as a Top Rated Martial Arts School by Go2Karate.com. We hope that your experience on our website is friendly and easy to use.

Are you NEW to martial arts?

Then don’t forget to check out all of the other reviews and see what others saying about our community service, martial arts instructors, programs, and much more. We take pride in teaching a high quality martial arts, offering great customer service and in our online reputation.

Are You a CURRENT Student?

Please feel free to leave U.S. Budokai Karate of Clifton Park a review and let others know what you think. Our school works on a referral basis and we need your help to show our community what we can do for them from Karate kids to adults.

  • 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.

  • US Budokai is fantastic for all ages! All of the instructors are eager to answer questions and accommodate clients' needs. It is conveniently located just off Route 9. The children's classes are a great start and there is a kids' area for parents who need to keep their kids occupied while [they are] taking a class. Rockin' Kickboxin' is a great workout for all fitness levels (and it's affordable). Positive atmosphere with attentive, informative staff. We are so thankful for this place!

  • Thank you so much for all your support, knowledge, patience, kindness and nurturing spirits. I have been proud to recommend your amazing staff and facility. May you all know in your hearts what wonderful people you are and all you contribute.

  • 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!

  • We looked at MANY different potential martial arts programs for our child. From the first meeting with Renshi Sue it was clear this place was different. You don't want the programs SO easy that they don't learn the actual art or develop the discipline, not SO hard they lose interest. This program hits the perfect balance. Hanshi Jarem Is TOUGH on them yet also tender and funny. Knows every kid. They seek his praise and follow his guidance. This has been terrific for our son, who is a sensory seeker, and while he's only been here since very end of April, I see improvement like I've never seen in anything else.   Every other dojo I've seen gives rank so they can keep parents $$$; not so here. Child's development first, period. There was this one time where it was was probably the first time this child ever heard no, and while your heart breaks a little with their tears (it was handled with dignity in private, but you could tell on his face later), you also know that it's probably one of the best things to happen to him. False self esteem (without the work) is actually highly damaging to kids, leading to depression and anxiety as young adults. Letting kids take some lumps is hard. Lots of dojos talk about character, but don't actually follow through. Here, they do. VERY compassionately, but firm. Guess who does the work now and has a new spring in his step? It's great to see.

  • I Love US budokai Karate! Every class is a challenge for the body and mind. This, plus the unparalleled instruction make US Budokai Karate of Clifton Park an awesome place to train. Hanshi Jarem, Renshi Sue and Sensei Mike are the best!
    Jim Connolly.

Thanks for the review and your tremendous support and dedication to our program!

  • In the years to follow, all members of the McKay family joined Budokai. Our younger son’s self-confidence started to grow from the beginning when he joined the Tiny Tigers program. Both our sons have spent half of their lives training at US Budokai Karate and it has given them a level of self-confidence, discipline and respect that carries over into all areas of their lives. For us as parents, it is a joy to share our karate training with our children. Training at US Budokai is a great way to get in shape and learn about yourself in the process. The workouts have made us all healthier as well as physically and mentally stronger. We each have grown in our own way throughout our years of training and we can’t imagine not having US Budokai Karate in our lives.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • My son has been a student for three years! He attended several other martial arts schools and US Budokai Karate is hands down the best karate and martial arts school in the area. It’s a family run business with exceptional teachers and leaders. Their classes are well run with plenty of instructors on the floor. If your considering getting your child into martial arts for whatever reason you will not be disappointed when you choose US Budokai!

  • I remember walking into the dojo on my first day of class when I was 5 years old. Never would I have thought that something would impact my life so much. As a 14 year old black belt who is testing for their second degree in a couple of weeks, I honestly don’t know where I would be without being a part of US Budokai. I am going to continue to train at US Budokai for as long as I possibly can. I can’t imagine my life without it, and I don’t want to ever have to live without karate. Karate is not just a sport, but it is a way of life. US Budokai will truly change your life for the better. Not only does it have incredible physical benefits, but it also builds your character. The incredible instructors here will make sure that you have the best experience possible. Their knowledge, talent, and ability to connect with their students truly amazes me. US Budokai truly is overall just an incredible atmosphere, where you can feel comfortable. Honestly, it feels like a family to me, everyone is just always so supportive. If you are having mixed thoughts about joining US Budokai, trust me, you will not regret it.

Thanks for being such an incredible spokesperson and role model for US Budokai!! Osu!

  • 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!

U.S. Budokai Karate of Clifton Park Review and Testimonial System

Thank you for visiting our website. Please leave us a Review and Testimonial and tell us how much you enjoy our programs. Our goal is to serve our students with the highest quality training and facilities in Clifton Park, NY. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your family.