1st Place


The Northeast Open is the premier open martial arts tournament in the Capital District Area.  It is the highlight of the season for Team Budokai!!  Congratulations Team on your hard work and success at the 2022 Event!

With over 300 competitors in 8 rings, the competition went all day!!
News 10 Highlights the 16th Northeast Open

A big thanks to all the volunteers and especially Team Coach Shihan Dai Tanya Rautine!


Hudson Treacy – multiple 1st and 2nd place trophies in weapons and breaking
Katie Powell and Marissa Guetti – 1st place team kata
Katie Powell – 1st individual kata, 2nd creative breaking
Marissa Guetti – 3rd sparring
Louie DiGrigoli- Crannell – 2nd place in kata
Haley Miller – 1st in kata, 1st in weapons, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in breaking
Gueseppi DiGrigoli-Crannell – 1st place sparring
Rachel Douglas – 1st place in kata
Ashtyn St. James – show kata, weapons, sparring

Competition in martial arts is a unique opportunity for participants to challenge their skills and confidence.  Most students of martial arts train and never “test” their skills against others.  Organized tournaments such as the Northeast Open are an excellent testing ground!  More photos and event information are here: Check it out! Northeast Open


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.