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
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.
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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
- 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.