Team Budokai 2022 Winter Cup

The Value of Competition in Martial Arts

Unlike other sports, the average karate student doesn’t get a chance to perform in a weekly game or test of their martial arts abilities.  Competition Team gives students that chance!!

The competition challenges a students’ confidence and skills in kata (forms), kobudo (weapons), kumite (sparring), and board breaking events.

Competition is not just about winning at all costs and there is much more to be gained from the experience than medals and trophies.  Kids today are exposed to so many of the wrong ideas about competition – just consider the disturbing results and controversy in women’s figure skating from the 2022 Winter Olympics: Time.com Women’s Figure Skating.  We can certainly set a better example of what true and fair competition is and should be.

The added commitment of Competition Team Training should be taken seriously but the friendships that form are also a lot of fun!

The benefits that develop from putting yourself out there cannot be underestimated!!

Competition Team Training Fridays 6:15-7:30 PM beginning March 4, 2022.

We hope this earlier time encourages greater participation!!  Students YELLOW BELT and above may participate in Competition Team Training and try 2 team practices without obligation.  Please stop by the front desk with any questions you may have or to register for team!

Please book into the class with the Member Portal or App for class credit.  This is NOT a makeup class for regular classes.  Effective April 1, 2022, a $25 monthly add-on program fee will be charged to all Team Participants.

Join NOW and be ready to compete at the April 30th Capital District Open! Affiliated with the renowned North East Open, this event is geared towards our first-time competitors! The same organization, family spirit, friendly atmosphere and focus on camaraderie as the North East Open, in a small hometown package! This event is also a part of the 518 Martial Arts Competition Circuit earning member competitor’s points towards end-of-year awards!

TEAM BUDOKAI CLEANED HOUSE AT THE 518 MARTIAL ARTS WINTER CUP on January 30th!

Congratulations to Team Members:  Katie Powell, Louie DiGrigolio-Crannell, Giuseppi DiGrigolio-Crannell, Ethan Gardner, Ashtyn St. James, Liam Otten, Rachel Douglas, and Hudson Treacy for your WINNING performances at the 518 Martial Arts Winter Cup!!

COMPETITION TEAM SPRING SCHEDULE

Feb 25 Team Practice 7-8 pm

March Fridays 6:15 to 7:30

March 4 Team Practice
March 11 No Team
March 12 USBA/WBA Breaking Chicopee
March 18 Team Practice
March 25 Team Practice
March 26 Copper City Rome
April 1 Team Practice
April 8 Team Practice
April 15 Team Practice
April 22 Team Practice
April 29 No Team
April 30 Capital District Open Schenectady – Register Online Now – Capital District Open

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Russ Jarem
Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt
Susan Warzek
Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

USBKA-CP.com & US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park have been repeatedly selected as the communities’ #1 Martial Arts School!

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 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.

 

US BUDOKAI KARATE TINY TIGERS ADVANCE!

Tiny Tigers Karate ROARS ahead!!

Tiny Tigers Karate roared ahead on Friday night with our first spectator-attended event since before the pandemic!! The excitement of kids and parents alike was over-the-top!!

Great job on respect, focus, effort, and determination Tigers!!

This event was only the beginning of parent “re-engagement” in the dojo.  Parents have been and always will be the reason children succeed.  Your consistent engagement here with us at the dojo has been sorely missed!  We, as coaches, are here to help you, help your child be the best they can be!  The more we can engage and communicate, the more we can succeed together!

Effective Thursday 2/3/22, we will welcome parents/spectators back to the dojo for regular classes!!

Watch for details coming soon!

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th degree black belt

USBKA-CP.com & US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park have been repeatedly selected as the communities’ #1 Martial Arts School!

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 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.

Karate Promotional Achievement!

The results are in! Congratulations on your karate promotional achievement!!

Students across every promotional test gave their best!! With each success, students gain confidence in themselves and the ability to achieve more than they thought possible!!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WHITE BELT AND A BLACK BELT … one thing only?

A BLACK BELT IS…

A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUIT!

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

USBKA-CP.com & US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park have been repeatedly selected as the communities’ #1 Martial Arts School!

Established in 1980 by Master Instructor, Hanshi Russ Jarem an 8th degree Black Belt, US Budokai Karate has helped hundreds of students develop the skills necessary for a successful life.  Students at US Budokai Karate receive instruction from the most experienced martial artists in the area.

Classes are offered for pre-school children ages 4-6 and elementary-age kids ages 7 and up.  These programs are designed to help children develop the skills needed for success 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 leave the stress behind and to your develop 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 Clifton Park New York and serves the greater Capital District Area.  US Budokai Karate  215 Guideboard Road, Suite 5, Clifton Park, NY  12065.

 

 

TINY TIGERS HAVE STRIPES!

TINY TIGERS HAVE STRIPES!!

Tiny Tigers are awarded “stripes” for working hard and demonstrating skills that are important to their physical and emotional development in karate!

Orange stripe = basic blocks and kicks

Gold stripe = stepping forward in zen + basic blocks and kicks

Green Stripe = First Form (Taikyoku 1) first 8 moves

Purple Stripe = First Self-Defense

Black Stripe = Blocking punches and kicks with a partner

Learning how to set and achieve goals is a huge part of learning how to work hard to get the things we want in life.  Learning to use self-control and discipline for each stripe helps your child grow in confidence and self-esteem.  They learn to believe in themselves with each success!!

Your children get so motivated when they know a stripe may be coming!! We will be adding even more challenges that will influence at-home behaviors soon so stay tuned!

Make sure you congratulate your Tiny Tigers for their Stripes!!

Tiny Tigers for ages 4-6 is a great way to introduce your child to US Budokai Karate.  Our programs are designed to guide your child to succeed in all they do!!

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

USBKA-CP.com & US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park have been repeatedly selected as the communities’ #1 Martial Arts School!

Established in 1980 by Master Instructor, Hanshi Russ Jarem an 8th degree Black Belt, US Budokai Karate has helped hundreds of students develop the skills necessary for a successful life.  Students at US Budokai Karate receive instruction from the most experienced martial artists in the area.

Classes are offered for pre-school children ages 4-6 and elementary-age kids ages 7 and up.  These programs are designed to help children develop the skills needed for success 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 leave the stress behind and to your develop 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 Clifton Park New York and serves the greater Capital District Area.  US Budokai Karate  215 Guideboard Road, Suite 5, Clifton Park, NY  12065.