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Martial Artist

Looking for the challenge of high level training without the competition.



Seeking a community of skilled sparring partners in a culture of purpose-driven practitioners.

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Joining together with like minded individuals to practice and evolve karate training.

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Core Philosophy - Do the work!

  • Do you find it hard to relax?
  • Would you rather be DOING something?
  • I value work ethic.
  • I believe in the power of practice.
  • Karate mastery will improve all aspects of your life.
  • Learning is not a linear process.
  • There is no such thing as perfection.
  • Commitment to the arts and to each other is in years not days.

renshi lisa magiera

  • 4th Degree Black Belt and Owner of Bushido Karate Dojo
  • Head instructor for children and adults
  • MBA - Project Management from Thomas College, Waterville, ME
  • Over 25,000 hours and 5,000 students in 25 years of teaching Karate
  • Over the years I've have taught up to 30 classes per week, including the following modalities: Karate, Tai Chi, radKIDS, Swim Lessons, Barre, Zumba, Pilates, Step Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Strength Training, Boot Camp and Personal Training
  • Author of Get Up, Universal Lessons of Martial Arts
  • In my thirties I competed in the Maine Karate Circuit, achieving State Champion status in both Kata and Weapons
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Dawn Crowe

Excellent! Renshi Lisa is our karate instructor and her stories are one of the best parts of class. Instructive, often funny and full of wisdom. This book beautifully captures some of them, I highly recommend reading this book.
- Dawn Crowe

The Blake Show Interview

Thanks so much to Blake and Kelly for the invitation to talk about karate and our amazing students!

20 Outstanding

Bushido Karate Dojo

You can find the home dojo in "The Village" in Casco, Maine. 


At BKD we study a blend of the Kyokushin and Isshinryu styles. We love to spar and our students shine when performing kata (forms), whether for personal satisfaction or in a competitive environment.


My husband Eric and I raised our kids, Jordan and Nick in the dojo. It was the single best parenting decision we ever made. We look forward to meeting you and your family sometime soon.

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Karate Camp Kids
Renshi Lisa and Wilson Daggett

The Joy of Practice - Renshi Lisa

I began training in martial arts in 1995. I have studied multiple styles and love to practice when I travel. 

In New York City, my family and I did Kata (forms) in Rockefeller Plaza and multiple locations in Central Park.

In Toronto, I was a guest at the Northern Karate School and  I headed to the rooftop of my hotel each morning.

In Italy, I practiced in the center of the Pantheon. 

This photo was taken by a fellow author at a writer's retreat in Vermont.

3-times in the last year we have traveled to the beach at sunrise.

Practice for the Sake of Practice. Beauty of the Place. Passion for the Work.

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