Martial Arts

Master Dube help prepare future Black Belts for Bushido Kai
I have had the privilege of training in a unique martial arts system call Bushido Kai. I have been training for 12 years with my family under Grandmaster Robert F. Heisner. I currently hold the rank of sandan, otherwise known as 3rd degree black belt. I will give a history of Bushido Kai as well as the philosophies pertaining to this system.Below are some pics of action in our Dojo including some boxercise pics.


  1. Bushido Kai's style & techniques come from many different styles that Master Heisner trained and hold certification in. These styles include Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Wado Kai, Kyo-Kushin Kai, Bo-Jitsu, Aiki-Jitsu, Itosu Ryu. Master Heisner has trained and instructed martial arts for over 45 years. Master Heisner's trained under some very renowned martial artist including Shihan H. Otsuko (founder of the Japanese system of Wado Kai) and Grandmaster Park Jong Soo (former Korean National Champion).

  2. One thing is for sure, to become a better martial artist. you need to attend class, and practice practice practice. I know through personal experience, it is not like riding a bike. If you don't attend class, and you don't practice your kata, you will regress. You have worked too hard for that. Happy workout!!

  3. Monday's class was very enjoyable. We started with general warm ups similar to boxercise, went straight into kata and paired off with one steps. From there we added Aiki-Jitsu techniques to the end of a one step. Plenty of locks, sweeps, and take downs to make me feel it the next day. Master Heisner arrived to review kata and ended with the new double escrima form. Most important of all, Sean Jr. participated in that class as well. He did awesome, as usual!

  4. Bushido Kai Tenets:RESPECT

  5. Bushido Kai Student Oath:

    I shall observe the tenets and training guidelines of Bushido Kai.

    I will show respect to my instructors and fellow students.

    I will train hard, remain teachable, and constantly seek to develop my fullest potential as a martial artist.

    I will never misuse my knowledge of martial arts, but shall seek to work toward making my world a better place to live.

  6. "karate came about to prevent the decline of the spirit and
    atrophying of physical strength. While it easy to fall prey
    to delusions of our youth, as we get older, we are not so
    easily deceived. As such, because we are better able to
    see the movement of an opponent's hands and our bodies
    feel lighter and move with greater freedom, we are able to
    polish our techniques."
    Master Gichin Funakoshi

  7. Here is a topic from another blog that I responded to.


    I need some advice. I'm a first dan and I help teach some kids classes with a 3rd dan. He's a really nice guy, but knows zilch about how to keep the kids in line or about age-appropriate movements. For instance, he has them trying to do full pushups and they don't have the coordination. I've suggested wall pushups to him, but he didn't think it was necessary.

    We teach a group of 4 - 7 year olds with about 5 - 10 kids on any given night. The other class is 7 - 13 year olds, with most being 9 - 10 and there are about 25 in that class. The second class isn't quite as tough to control, but there are still issues.

    My response:

    I am a san-dan in the system I train in. I have been involved teaching all ages of kids for many years. Small 4-7 year olds is a task lining in a straight line and standing still. I have found by doing the exercises, drills, kata, etc with them is huge. Also has to be fun (but disciplined). Kids love to be used as an example doing something right. Have patience and have fun yourself and I am sure things will work out great.