Summer Promotional 2022

Summer Promotional 2022 – US Budokai Karate

SUMMER PROMOTIONAL 2022 at US Budokai Karate for JR/Teen/Adult Members was our biggest promotional ever!!

Congratulations to all who advanced during the Summer 2022 Promotional!  Hanshi Jarem commended the groups – especially beginner white belts – on their effort, energy, and enthusiasm!! The 3 E’s of success!

Students rose to the challenge of testing with a strong focus on the self-discipline they have been developing.  Regardless of age, karate encourages a student to develop good habits, in turn, those habits develop YOU!  You are what you do!! OSU!

Highlights of the Promotional can be viewed here!

Graduation will be held on Thursday, August 4th in 2 sessions:
Students should register in the portal based on their current rank (NOT the rank you are advancing to): 
White – Blue Kyu 5:30-6:15
Yellow – Brown Kyu 6:30-7:15
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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

Michael Favreau

Sensei Michael Favreau, 4th-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 a 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.

Unplugged Ninja

Leadership Habits!

Leadership students at US Budokai Karate build positive habits!

Finding a balance for healthy screen time is an important building block for good habits but can also be challenging for parents.

In this week’s extra credit challenge (Discipline Challenge #5), for five days in a row, students must turn off all screens by 7 pm!

There are positives and negatives to screen time.

Negatives:  too much sedentary time, obesity, poor social skills, poor vision, neck/back issues, depression/anxiety, and poor sleep (including insomnia in teenagers)!

Positives: promote learning, develop problem-solving skills, communication, social skills, and creativity.

How much is too much?

It is advised that children under 2 have zero screen time.  Two-to-five-year-olds should have no more than one hour per day.  Up to age 18…no more than two hours a day; including gaming, social media, and TV!

Good rules for screen time at home may include a specific amount of time/time of day with screens, what devices are allowed, what content is allowed, where in the house screens may be used, and where screens are stored when not in use.

General boundaries like no screens during meals, after 7 pm, or if homework needs to be done will help keep things on track at your home.

Limiting screen time helps to establish good habits early!

Unplugged Ninja by Mary Nhin was part of the students’ learning experience this week.  This book speaks in easy-to-understand language about how your child can learn to create better habits like Reset, Reconnect, and Relax for a “digital detox”!

Looking for more information to help your child have a safe online experience -check out this article from top10.com for Best Parental Control Apps for 2022

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th degree black belt

Michael Favreau

Sensei Michael Favreau, 4th 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.

LEADERSHIP is learning how to lead!

Leaders need to be able to communicate with confidence.  Confident communication happens when your child’s confidence is greater than their fear of being in front of others!

We have witnessed a big improvement in overall confidence and communication with Leadership students!

How do Leadership students advance?  Leadership will be ranked similarly to our karate belt rank system with students being awarded a “Leadership Club” patch at 50 classes (about 6 months) and colored chevron patches for every 50 classes as they progress towards the Assistant Instructor level.  Students Green Belt and higher will also receive credit for Leadership advancement each time they assist with a class.  Students who began assisting in 2021/2022 will receive credit for all classes they helped with since our return from COVID!!  Leadership patches will be proudly displayed on the right sleeve of your child’s uniform!

LEADERSHIP EXTRA CREDIT CHALLENGES AND RAFFLE!

Leadership students will be challenged beyond Gold Stripe Challenges on 7-8 topics each quarter.  We are currently working on DISCIPLINE and learning to build good habits.

You build your habits and then your habits build YOU!

Our first challenge is Nutrition!! Did your child try a new healthy food?  Do they regularly drink 6-8 glasses of water per day?  When the challenge is complete, drop your challenge “ticket” into the raffle basket for a chance to win an exciting prize!! This quarter we are raffling off 2 Cobra Kai/Karate Kid Themed Build-a-Bears!! The more challenges completed, the more chances to WIN!

Need more suggestions to help your young one eat right – check out this article from Men with Kids: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Healthy

LEADERSHIP SUPERSESSION!

All students actively participating in Leadership are invited to our first Super Session on Friday, July 8th from 6:15-8:00 PM!  The highlight of this event will be board breaking!! Registration for Super Session will be in the Member Portal/App beginning on June 8th.  Don’t miss this inaugural event!!

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th-degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th-degree black belt

Michael Favreau

Sensei Michael Favreau, 4th-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 a 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 LIFE SKILL CHALLENGES

US BUDOKAI KARATE LIFE SKILL: DISCIPLINE!

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHES!

Leadership is a life skill all martial arts schools profess to teach but US Budokai is taking this even further with a personal development program for kids and teens!  Within a framework of martial art skills, our program is specifically designed to challenge kids to engage publicly and improve upon their ability to speak and present themselves with peers, adults, and in public settings.  Being able to confidently speak up for oneself and others is a key life skill!

LEADERSHIP BEGINS MONDAY MAY 9TH!!
US BUDOKAI SCHEDULE _ MAY 2022

Students may register for Leadership before OR after their regular karate class in the Member App/Portal.

Quarter Two: DISCIPLINE, the second life skill pillar! Home Challenges sheets can be found here: HOME CHALLENGES _ DISCIPLINE Students may also submit an Intent to Promote form to be considered for a Gold Stripe! Disciplined people have good habits, stay focused and help at home! (All forms are also available at the dojo.)

Leadership is: Emphasis on the “Yes I Can” mentality

The Life Skill Pillars
Honor = Honesty, the first key to an abundant life
Discipline = Obey what is right and follow the rules
Communication = The link between me and the world
Respect = It’s not what you know, or what you have, it’s what you do

Looking for more advice on creating discipline in your home? Check out this article from Very Well Family: 8 Ways to Teach Kids Self-Discipline

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Russ Jarem

Hanshi Russ Jarem, 8th degree black belt

Susan Warzek

Kyoshi Susan Warzek, 7th degree black belt

Michael Favreau

Sensei Michael Favreau, 4th 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.