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.

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.

Spring Kyu Graduation 2022

Spring Belt Advancements – US Budokai Karate!

SPRING GRADUATION!!

Congratulations to everyone who advanced in rank following the April 27, 2022 Kyu Belt Testing!!  The official results are here!

Physical skills are always part of the challenge when advancing in karate but this quarter drew greater attention to our pillars!!

HONOR = Honesty, the first key to a happy life!

What more did we accomplish this quarter? We learned to present ourselves with honor and dignity and the importance of not looking sloppy – belt tie challenge!!

It is our goal to help our families create a happier, less stressed, home life – how did we do this … We brushed our teeth without a fuss, got our homework done without complaint, put our devices away without being asked twice, improved our table manners and went to bed and stayed in bed & MORE!!! When we keep the promises we make, everyone is happier!!!

Here are some other strategies for teaching Honor/Honesty in the home with your child: Psychology Today – Teaching Your Kids to be Honest

GET READY for Pillar #2 – D I S C I P L I N E!!!!
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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.

Summer 2022 T

US BUDOKAI T-SHIRT SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!

WHAT IS T-SHIRT SEASON? From Memorial Day through Labor Day US Budokai students may wear our dojo Summer T instead of the traditional long-sleeve gi tops with their gi pants.  The majority of students prefer this lightweight shirt for summer training.

T-Shirts are limited edition and available for
PRE-ORDER ONLY NOW – THURSDAY MAY 6TH

Each year a new t-shirt is issued and shirts may be worn for 2 summers. Don’t miss out!

“Strength Lies is Deep Roots” Forest Green T-shirt for Summer 2022
This year’s design has a Tree of Life inspiration and acknowledges that the deeper our roots the stronger we may grow!

Available in Youth Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Adult Sizes XS, S, M, L, XXL, XXXL
$25 + tax.

Please message budokaioffice@gmail.com to order your shirt today.
SAMPLE SIZES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOJO for trying on.

2021 BLUE “Peace theme” – T-shirt may also be worn

Unless otherwise specified, t-shirt orders will be charged to the student account on file.

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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.