US Budokai Karate Association

US Budokai Karate Association

Amazing martial arts classes in Albany that build confidence & change lives!


100 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205


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Martial Arts Classes At US Budokai Karate Association

US Budokai Karate Association Was founded in March of 1987 by William J. Reid. Prior to that, Mr. Reid was the Chief Instructor of Albany Seido Karate, one of the largest branches of World Seido Karate. The World Seido Karate Organization, based in New York City, was founded in 1976 by Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. Kaicho Nakamura, a Ninth Degree Black Belt, trained under Mas Oyama in Japan, and in 1969 he brought Kyokushinkai Karate to America. He taught many students in Kyokushinkai until he formed The World Seido Karate Organization.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Reid has trained thousands of students in the Capital District, many of his students have gone on to Ivy League Colleges, become educators, and successful business leaders themselves. In May of 2005, William Reid was honored with the rank of Eighth Degree Black Belt and the title Hanshi.


We teach all our members to focus on and be present in the moment - and in this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill which returns immediate results in all aspects one's life.  Here are some interesting facts about our US Budokai Karate Association:

  • Our members are from all walks of life; we have students, attorneys, doctors, engineers, military and law enforcement all training in a fun, team oriented family environment;
  • We have kids that have been training for years that leave to top colleges and universities in the country, thanks in part to the discipline and focus on hard work they learned through martial arts.  This is something we take a great amount of pride in. 
  • There are always new generations of individuals and families coming in to pursue the ongoing legacy.  It is a tradition in martial arts to pass down the knowledge one receives in their training and many students become instructors, often ending up owning their own schools.


At US Budokai Karate Association we believe martial arts education is a vehicle for self-discovery and positive change. Martial arts training helps teach respect, self-discipline and responsibility, as well as condition the body and teach self-defense. Budokai Karate helps to develop character, spirit, and strong positive attitudes. Using as much traditional Japanese theory as possible, we strive to build a strong mind, body and spirit, which leads to self-esteem.


People begin training for a wide variety of reasons. One of our goals is to bring people together from all different walks of life, help teach them to respect each other, themselves and to care for their fellow man. However, the overriding goal of our school is to help each person become a better-rounded person. We believe martial arts training can improve the world one person at a time.


In addition to providing ivy-league martial arts educational programs for over twenty years, US Budokai Karate Association has demonstrated a commitment to serving our community. We participate in a variety of activities including the Albany PAL, for the past 15 years. A program providing martial arts training for inner city youth in the Albany school district. Fundraising for organizations like March of Dimes, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Jerry’s Kids.

We encourage our students to strive to achieve their personal best both physically and mentally!


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Programs Offered at US Budokai Karate Association

  • Tiny Tigers

    4-7 Yrs

    Tiny Tigers

    An exclusive new platform for martial arts that kids truly love.

  • Kids Martial Arts

    7-12 Yrs

    Kids Martial Arts

    The fundamentals of martial arts in a specialized kids program.

  • Karate for All


    Karate for All

    Get fit, while regaining a sense of balance in your life.

  • Traditional Weapons

    Juniors & Adults

    Traditional Weapons Program

    Learn of the history and handling of various martial arts weapons.

US Budokai Karate Association