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!!


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.