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  • I am so glad we found U.S Budokai Karate of Clifton Park. I can not think of more wonderful role models for my children then Kyoshi Susan Warzek, and Sensei Michael Favreau. The passion they have for karate, and the love they have for their students is apparent. Each child they work with is learning so much more than karate - they are learning about respect, dedication, love of self, and love of others. Kyoshi, and Sensei Michael have put their heart and soul into creating a community of children/teenagers that are dedicated sportsman, and upstanding citizens I am profoundly grateful to them, and would recommend U.S Budokai Karate of Clifton Park to anyone looking to instill in their child the values they need to further themselves both physically, and mentally. Bravo, and job well done Kyoshi, and Sensei Michael.

We are so glad you found us! Thank you for being a part of the US Budokai Family!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • l really enjoy these classes and get fulfillment from the program

  • Started at the school year ago as a second-degree black belt in taekwondo in and within months all of my skill techniques were tweaked and improved tremendously. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful experts. Classes are fun and the people are nice and respectful, everyone doing their best it’s a great work out.

Thank you so much for the review! We love students who are so open to learning!!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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