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.

BLACK BELT SUCCESS!

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 Black Belt Graduates!!

US Budokai Karate Spring 2022 JR Black Belts!

JR Black Belt testing conducted on Saturday, March 26 saw 11 JR level students attain their first level black belt!! After delivering inspiring speeches about their karate journey students worked through hours of self-defense, kata, basics techniques and combinations to finish with strong sparring rounds!! Ranging in age from 9 to 12 these kids will remember this achievement for a lifetime!  Well done!!

Adult and teen candidates gathered on Sunday, March 27th to test their technique, stamina, and spirit!  Nidan (2nd-degree black belt candidates) impressed us with research papers about American Martial Arts masters Ron Van Cleef, Chuck Merriman, Ed Parker, Gene LeBell, and their influence on “modern” martial arts in America today.  Additionally, students spoke on how the philosophy of the martial arts will influence them in the future and the high-level trajectory that training at US Budokai Karate has set for their lives.

JR Black Belts Spring 2022

SR Black Belts Spring 2022

Congratulations all on your tremendous achievement!! OSU!

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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 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.

 

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.

 

2022 Event Schedule

US Budokai Karate 2022 Event Schedule V. 2.1

Plan ahead for 2022 and mark your calendars for all these important dates.  Kyu ranks (colored belts in programs JR Level, Teen, and Adult) cannot make up testing opportunities.  Be prepared!!

Black belts are encouraged to attend all special events and show their support for lower ranks, earn valuable Dan Book points towards your next black belt rank and be a role model!!

Stay tuned for more events to be added … including Black Belt Clinic and Budokai Bowling!

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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.