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Student Spotlight No. 32

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Deshi Josh!

Deshi is 25 years old, and is in his 2nd year of medical school. He began his Bushido Karate training in October 2001. Fifteen years later in March of 2016 he achieved the rank of 4th degree black belt. In April 2017 he was awarded the title of Deshi. A Deshi is more than a student. Deshi are apprentice(s) of the Master instructor. It is a Japanese term used in the systems of many styles of martial arts. At The Bushido School of Karate we have awarded this rank to only a handful of long-time students. Deshi are expected to pass along the tradition to future generations.

Balancing his lifestyle

We don’t get to see Deshi Josh as often as we would like. The very impressive reason for this is because he is in his 2nd year of medical school. While pursuing his career in pediatric medicine, he always comes back to train and help when he gets a break. The smiles on our younger student’s faces when “Deshi is back” are heartwarming.

Short and sweet, Deshi Josh’s quote below sums up perfectly the atmosphere we all are lucky to have!

Bushido means family. I love how even when I’m away, I can always come back to my second home- to see everyone improving and getting better.

– Deshi Josh
Student spotlight on Deshi Josh
March 21, 2019
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Student Spotlight No. 31

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Nicholas!

Nicholas is 17 years old, is in 12th grade and is currently a 3rd Degree black belt at Bushido Karate. He started karate classes in August 2008.

My favorite thing about Bushido Karate is the way everyone constantly pushes each other. It seems almost like a close-knit family when everyone gets together to train.

-Nicholas

We chose Bushido Karate for Nicholas

1) due to the great work ethic of the school

2) the personnel’s care about each student’s progress

3) the professionalism of the instructors that shows throughout the training sessions

4) the great friendships that the students develop at the school

-Nicholas’ parents


Student spotlight on Nicholas
March 8, 2019
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Student Spotlight No. 30

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Xiadong!

Xiadong is 25 years old, is in graduate school and is currently a blue belt at Bushido Karate. She started karate classes in July 2018.

I know how to control my body well, which kind of gives me more freedom. I also have gained self-discipline.

– Xiadong
Student spotlight on Xiadong
February 20, 2019
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Student Spotlight No. 29

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Seckou!

Seckou is 15 years old, is in 10th grade and is currently a brown belt at Bushido Karate. He started karate classes in June 2014.

I feel like I am always learning and growing; I always look forward to classes.” -Seckou

I did significant research before I selected a karate school for my Godson, Seckou. I was very impressed with The Bushido School of Karate. In addition to learning valuable self-defense they emphasize training the whole person, mentally and emotionally. Thanks to Shihan, Senseis and Sempais, Seckou has obtained skills which will last him a lifetime and become a fine young man.”

-Seckou’s Godmother, Marie

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Student Spotlight on Seckou
February 5, 2019
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This week’s Student Spotlight

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The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Valeria!

  • Valeria is 11 years old, is in 6th grade and is currently a white belt with one stripe at Bushido Karate. She started karate classes in October 2018.
  • Valeria was interviewed and here are her responses:
    • “Bushido Karate makes me feel: confident
    • “My favorite part of class is: end of class exercise.
    • “I like to learn: the kicks.”

The best thing about Bushido Karate is learning how to protect myself and how to be loud, especially when I have to answer (in class).

-Valeria

We chose Bushido Karate for Valeria because we try to keep her busy, and the staff is really good…I am happy my daughter is part of The Bushido School of Karate…she has changed many attitudes. Thanks.

-Valeria’s dad

Student Spotlight on Valeria
January 16, 2019

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This week’s Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Alan!

  • Alan is 10 years old, is in 5th grade and was recently promoted to blue belt at Bushido Karate. He started karate classes in October 2017.
  • Alan says:  “My favorite thing about  Bushido Karate is doing kicks and white belt form”
  • Alan’s mom says: “I chose Bushido Karate  because we wanted Alan to change some of his skills, and a friend recommended The Bushido School of Karate.”

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Student spotlight on Alan!    November 14, 2018

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