Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Leadership VOTES are IN!

US Budokai Karate Leadership students met on Friday 1/13 to culminate our Bottle Drive effort! Who will be the lucky charity?

We are happy to report that RESPECT Supersession was a “Charitable” Success!! 49 participants named 21 charities and everyone made confident, convincing, and persuasive presentations on behalf of their selected organization.  Great job Leadership!

We learned about Alley Cat Allies, the Animal Protective Foundation, CAPTAIN, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Cocoa House, Feline Advocates Coming Together, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, Make-a-Wish, Muslim Soup Kitchen, North Country Wild Care, Out of the Pits, Ronald McDonald House, Saratoga County Animal Shelter, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Crescent, Things of my Very Own, Umbrella of the Capital District, Water for South Sudan and Team Seas!!!

In the end, the most supported cause was the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society which earned 13 votes!!

With so many animal-type charities named, everyone was happy that cats and dogs would benefit from our bottle drive!  To date over $1000 has been collected!! The bottle drive will continue through the end of January so let’s keep going and take it over the top!!

LEADERSHIP = LEARNING OUR COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!!

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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

US BUDOKAI KARATE of Clifton Park has 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 preschool 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.

Unique to our school is our Leadership Program.  This layer of development available to Junior and Teen students teaches your child essential leadership skills as well as vital, life-altering communication skills in a martial arts setting.  The revolutionary “Mastery Triangulation” model combines social confidence and martial arts training in the same class and gives your child the superior edge to succeed!

US Budokai Karate Adult Karate training is a complete fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to learn self-defense, lose weight, and stay in shape.  So much more than going to the gym!  A place to develop mind, body, and spirit.  Our adult programs are for the serious martial artist seeking to train in a traditional and supportive environment.

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 the Capital District Area in Saratoga County, New York at 215 Guideboard Road, Clifton Park, NY  12065.

Pillar #3 = Communication!

COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE!

Our third quarter Pillar is Communication!

Your child’s ability to communicate with confidence will determine how well they cope with our ever-changing world!  Are they filled with anxiety or a lack of confidence?  US Budokai Karate will help your child stand tall, use eye contact and speak clearly with confidence!

Successful communication is far more than sharing information; it is also an understanding of the feelings behind this information.  Successful communication can deepen and improve all relations in life.  Developing communication skills can help us avoid conflicts, learn to compromise, and assist in better decision-making.

Junior and Teen Students are challenged quarterly based on the current pillar to earn Gold Stripes for advancement.  Our first Communication challenge is Manners!! Take-home sheets went out this week to help direct our students’ minds to be on their BEST MANNERS for at least one week!! Gold Stripe challenge sheets are available at the dojo!

Leadership students who complete a minimum of 5  challenges will be invited to a Pizza Party-Game Night Supersession Friday, October 7! Parents, YOU will earn a night off – details TBA!! Leadership Challenge sheets are also available at the dojo to start tracking your communication habits now!

Lessons this quarter will include understanding emotions, verbalizing with “I” statements, practicing acts of kindness, positive self-talk, positive affirmations, and the importance of punctuality!  When good communication becomes a habit, confidence builds and we live happier lives with less anxiety and fear!

Interested in learning more about helping your child’s communication?  Check out these resources below:

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Programs at US Budokai Karate develop much more than a student’s physical body.  Martial artists lead with strong character!

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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 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 KARTE TINY TIGERS MOVE AHEAD!

US BUDOKAI KARATE – Tiny Tiger Spring Testing saw 5 students advance!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Kids of all ages respond to reward systems and US Budokai Karate Tiny Tigers are no different.  In order to provide further positive reinforcement to Tiny Tiger students the next round of testing will include all current students who have a minimum of 10 classes since their last test!! This means that advancement opportunities will be given to all qualifying students every 3 months.  This aligns with the reward systems already in place at our JR, Teen, and Adult level programs.

Tiny Tiger Belt System

The new belt system will be white, orange stripe, double orange stripe, gold stripe, double gold stripe, green stripe, double green stripe, purple stripe, and double purple stripe! Students age out of Tiny Tigers by 7 years old.  Whatever rank achieved in Tiny Tigers is transferred to the JR level program and students then begin to advance to JR Black Belt!! It’s an exciting transition!

Looking for more ways to incorporate reward systems at home?  Check out this article from Very Well Family: HOW TO CREATE A REWARD SYSTEM FOR KIDS THAT WORKS!

A Tiny Tiger trial of 2 weeks can change a life forever!  Increased self-control, respect, and coordination are just a few of the benefits!! We teach kids to be good little people!

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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.