OSU! Here at Bushi Karate Club we pride ourselves on teaching traditional martial arts to all of our students in a focused but friendly environment. We feel the art of Karate is more important than the spectacle, the student’s hard work and focus show more about their character than an individual’s rank, and a student’s progress is not measured by how much they’ve paid out, but by how hard they've worked on consistently improving yourself.
We serve the South Worcester County area. Our club offers classes for children ages 6 and up and adult karate classes for ages 13 and up. No experience needed to try it out, we know you will love it. First classes are free!
Kids classes at Bushi Karate Club vary in size and are separated by age and rank. The students will learn traditional Shotokan Karate including; forms, fighting, self-defense, weapons and the focus required to prepare them for school and life’s challenges with determination! Students are offered three nights a week to train where they are all given the opportunity to train together and learn the necessary social skills to grow their friendships with all of the other students at the Dojo.
Adult classes meet three times per week and our focus remains the same; teach our students the art of Shotokan Karate and provide them with an environment that fosters a positive attitude towards life, self improvement, friendship, and family. Adult classes are a mix of many ranks and ages.
Our Dojo is a comfortable 1000 square foot main training floor with thick, interlocking, wall to wall floor mats, mirrors lining the entire front of the room and out of the way storage for pads and equipment all while leaving plenty of room to train. Our second training floor covers 220 square feet with wall to wall mats and mirrors lining two walls plus a camera connected to a high definition television in the waiting room for parents to watch.
As members of A.I.K.A, throughout the year, we gather with our sister schools for special trainings. These events provide great opportunities to train with other Shotokan Sensei's as well as other martial art styles.
We encourage any students who wish to participate in the sport aspect of karate. There is no required rank to compete, tournaments are set up with age and rank divisions starting at 5 year-old white belts. Our students compete primarily on the IPPONE circuit.
Bushi Karate Club also provides private instruction for those students looking for directed development.
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Sensei Chris holds his forth-degree black belt from the AIKA federation. He began his martial arts career at UMass Amherst in 1996 achieving the rank of 1kyu with ISKF Godan Sensei Sara Grimes. Chris was granted black belt under Shihan Wayne Mello in 2001. Sensei Chris has always had a penchant for seeking out instruction from as many Sensei as possible over the years and brings a wealth of knowledge in how to perform and apply Karate technique to forms (kata) and fighting (kumite).
Professionally, Sensei Chris graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with his BS in both Physiology and Chemistry. He then proceeded to attend Framingham State University and received his MBA. Currently employed at Alexion Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Director of Global Supply Chain bringing medicine to people with Rare Diseases.
Sensei Kevin Carey, began his martial arts training in 2000, when Shihan Mello moved his karate dojo to Oxford, MA. He trained every possible chance he could, earning him the rank of Black Belt in 2004, at the young age of 15. Sensei Kevin started competing in karate tournaments right from the beginning and continues to enjoy competing today. Sensei Kevin became a 3rd degree Black Belt in 2013, earning him the title of Sensei. To this day, Sensei not only teaches and competes, but he continues to train and advance in rank as well.
Sensei Jamie began training in 2000 at ten years of age, under Shihan Wayne Mello. She was very active in the tournament circuit, including placing in the Ozawa Cup in Las Vegas in 2005. In 2010, she achieved the rank Nidan under Shihan Wayne Mello. In 2020, she achieved the rank Sandan and title of Sensei from AIKA under Sensei Christopher Amato.
Sensei Jamie joined the Army National Guard in 2013 and fulfilling her service in July of 2019. She is currently a Survey Technician.
"For me, teaching and training means everything. No matter the obstacles or commitments, I always came to karate. I always knew I had a place here. I love being part of this amazing karate family, that continues to grow with each new student. Karate has always been my outlet, my way to bring me into the moment. When I step out onto the floor, everything disappears, and my only focus is what is happening now. That is what I try to teach, when you are in the dojo, never give up and always try your hardest. "
Sempai Leah began her Martial Arts career in 2003 at the Boston Karate Club achieving the rank of 3kyu under ISKF Godan Sensei Ali Mohajerani and officially joined the AIKA family as instructor to the Universal Karate class (tykes; 4-6 years old) in 2014 with their two children, Dominic and Gabrielle. Leah achieved the rank of Shodan with AIKA in 2018 under Sensei DJ Oleski and has already represented AIKA well with third place finishes in kata and sparring at the Ozawa Cup in 2018. In 2020, she achieved the rank of Nidan with AIKA under Sensei Christopher Amato.
She is a graduate of both University of Massachusetts, Boston and Northeastern University. She has earned her BS in Biology and MS in Biotechnology respectively. During the day she is a Director of Quality Operations at 2SeventyBio and in October the Mistress of Darkness for Nightmare Marlborough, a non-profit Haunted House we run for the Marlborough food pantry.
Sempai Ryan (Sparky) McKendry. has been training at Bushi Karate Club for three years, but has been practicing martial arts for over ten years. He started training when at 6 years old in Pennsylvania and at the age of 13 earned his black belt in Shorin Ryu and in January 2020 earned his black belt in Shotokan karate under Sensei Chris Amato.
Martial arts has had nothing but a positive influence on his life no matter where he is. Once he started training in Pennsylvania it introduced him to another family, the martial arts family. When he moved to Massachusetts in 2017, he found extended his martial arts family at BKC. Karate has been a major aspect of his life since kindergarten, and he loves to teach and help others grow into better martial artists and hopefully better people as well.
Ozawa Cup 2018 with Shihan Wayne Mello
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