WHo is Renshi Lisa?


Martial Artist

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



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

Traditional And


Who believes teaching styles and training methods can and should evolve.

Bo Staff Beach

Core Philosophy - Do the work!

  • Do you find it hard to relax?
  • Would you rather be DOING something?
  • We value work ethic.
  • We believe in the power of practice.
  • Mastery is seeking to 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 10 different after-school elementary programs, reaching over 4,000 students in the 20 years that I've been teaching Karate
  • As the Owner of BKD Fitness Center I've learned to balance sales and service in small town Maine 
  • 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
  • Licensed Funeral Attendant, although I prefer to be called Death Squad Captain
Lisa Budo Brothers
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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

What is the Traveling Dojo?

Sunrise / Sunset


Journey to meet the sun. Train alongside other Martial Artists in beautiful locations.

Deep Dive


Deconstruct movement  and technique. Refine your foundations. Unlock understanding.



Balance your authentic teaching style with martial arts tradition in a modern environment.

Core Philosophy - Do What You Love

  • It is time to reinvigorate your love for the arts.
  • Have you asked yourself, 'Am I essential?'
  • The answer is, "YES YOU ARE!"
  • Let's get back to living, and rebuild our schools.
  • We will add essential elements to our business models.
  • Create Culture and Community we Love.
  • Displaced karate students are searching for a new dojo.
  • The Traveling Dojo will build Martial Arts leaders.

Cultivating strong and resilient leaders is what we do.

Bo and a smile

Why a traveling dojo?

Re-Invigorate the


Outdoor training in any location adds a special sense of connection to the place, the people and the work.

Redefine Your

Personal Goals

Pursue the activities that bring you joy in locations that inspire greatness, with people for whom you care.

Be a Part of a


The Karate Family is deep connection & meaningful work with people who challenge you to be great.


Find out where and when our next event is happening!

Anyone can see where we have been.
Only Traveling Dojo Insiders will know the schedule of where and when we will be training - in the majestic state of Maine and Worldwide.

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Who are we?

bushido karate dojo

  • We believe that Karate Practice makes you Stronger in your Body.
  • Self-Defense training makes you Feel Safer in your life.
  • The brain-balancing, cross-body movements of martial arts make you Smarter for your life.
  • BKD offers a Blended Style of Kyokushin and Isshinryu
  • We are Owned and Operated by Renshi Lisa Magiera and her family
  • BKD is located in Casco Village, population 1,500 year round residents
  • Since 2004 Renshi Lisa has taught thousands of kids at BKD's Elementary School Programs
  • Our Annual Karate Camp brings together styles and students from all over New England

The Magieras

  • A Mom a Dad, 2 kids, and 2 dogs.
  • Both of the kids are heading to college in the fall.
  • Both of the dogs were rescued from Georgia.
  • Sadie is part Labrador and part Chow, while Lily is part Kangaroo and part Cheetah.
  • All of the people in our family are black belts in our karate school, Bushido Karate Dojo.
  • Karate will always be at the heart of all things Lisa.
  • Eric and Nick have taken to OneWheeling for their play.
  • Jordan is a firefighter, and a combat engineer in the Army National Guard.
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