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!


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 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 or call directly at 518-383-0484. You can also visit our website at

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.