“After retirement, I wanted to get involved in an activity that challenged me both mentally and physically. I decided to attend a Karate class at Delaware Bushido Academy. (DBA) That was 3 ½ years ago and I am still learning and being challenged.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my Karate journey, through the teaching of it’s history and techniques, and have expanded my study to include Jiu Jitsu. I have always felt welcomed, not only at the academy, but by all who attend.

Delaware Bushido Academy not only teaches self defense techniques, but also emphasizes the development of one’s character.

Regardless of anyone’s age or experience the virtues of the Bushido (Way of the Warrior) are always emphasized; Rectitude, Respect, Honor, Honesty, Loyalty, Courage and Benevolence. These virtues are not just for the young to learn and reinforce, but all students are encouraged to apply them both in and out of the dojo.

I highly recommend DBA to anyone, regardless of age, who seeks to learn martial arts and self defense in a very respectful environment with very qualified and accredited instructors. And as important as the training, all instruction is performed in a very clean facility, with an emphasis on personal hygiene.”

Mr. Ronald Sweigart (Age 76)
“My son does both the Karate and Jiu Jitsu program which can have us there up to 5 times a week. The tuition for that is extremely affordable and worth every penny! The difference that this dojo, it’s instructors and sensei have made in his life are astounding!

There is so much more than the physical aspect of it that you will gain. Once you are a part of this dojo, you are family and everyone from the higher ranking students to the instructors are 100% the type of people you want in your child’s life and yours.

The way they help and support each other is something you don’t see much anymore but is alive and well here.

I value the impact each and every one of them has had on my son’s joiurney with them and can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Delaware Bushido Academy.

If you are considering joining, don’t hesitate! They all are truly, amazing people.”

Nicole Kibler (Parent of Youth Karate and Jiu Jitsu student)
“I was first invited to attend a Women Empowered class at Delaware Bushido Academy. From the moment I stepped in the door I felt comfortable and welcomed by all. The staff and members were all very personable and outgoing.

My daughter instantly fell in love with the place and quickly connected with so many people. Today the academy has become a second home for us both.

The Women Empowered classes are instructional and necessary. I have gained a better sense of awareness, control and defense from the situational lessons they provide. The bonds you form with the other ladies as you put each other in uncomfortable positions is like no other.

The Combatives classes, Mastercycle and Fight Sim go above and beyond all expectations. From the first time choking my friend (lol) to the first tap in Mastercycle, each class is a new experience and a new lesson.

All of the lessons and techniques taught in these programs have helped create the confidence to not only defend myself, but to deescalate and escape many possible situations. More importantly, my teenage daughter is learning this as well. I highly recommend these programs for anyone and everyone, at any age.

Howard, Nick, Jen and the other instructors are all amazing and have such a vast knowledge and skillset. I am eager to learn as much as I can from them. I can not imagine finding a better environment or set of instructors like the academy. My daughter and I look forward to training as much as we can and value the bonds and friendships we’ve made along the way.

We are absolutely honored to be a part of the DBA family.”

Katrina Seager (Parent, Blue belt, Women Empowered®, Gracie Combatives®, Mastercycle®)

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