Bushido Kenkyukai Karate 20 years

2023 is the 20th anniversary of Bushido Kenkyukai Karate. As a young martial artist over 35 years ago I knew I would do Karate for the rest of my life, but I never imagined teaching Karate much less having a Dojo. I feel blessed and grateful.

The past few years as a martial artist have been sad, watching so many schools close permanently throughout New Mexico due to the pandemic and its consequences. Life has changed for everyone. Fewer people are interested in martial arts and have found other activities that came out of the quarantine of the pandemic. Also the cost of everything has risen drastically and families have had to cut back on activities to make ends meet. In addition we have lost so many martial arts pioneers, which is sad, but understandable as time goes on. Bushido Kenkyukai is blessed to have wonderful students, families, friends, and supporters which has helped us get through the tough times.

This year started slow and a little bumpy but we are still here and training. Our youth class is our largest class and it is great to see it growing. We always have room for more students, both youth and adult. Dojo is family, so the more the merrier.

This summer we plan to have a special celebration to commemorate our 20 years. We hope to invite as many of our past students as possible to join us in this happy occasion. Please reach out to us if you are a past student who has lost contact with us, we would like you to participate.

I look forward to many more years of training and hope Bushido Kenkyukai makes it another 20 years!