Instructors

Sensei Chris Arena

Chris has been a member of Bushido Kai Judo and Jujitsu for 8 years. In that time, he has helped develop both the club and its students. Chris competes both nationally and internationally in Judo.

Certifications

  • USJA Life member
  • Coach Certified Level 1 (USJA)
  • Coach Certified (USJI)
  • GoshinJitsu Kata Instructor Level A (USJA)
  • Katame no Kata Instructor Level A (USJA)
  • Nage no Kata Instructor Level A (USJA)
  • Red Cross First Aid Certified
  • Red Cross CPR/AED Certified

Memberships

  • United States Judo Association (USJA)
  • United States Judo, Inc (USA Judo or USJI)

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2004 USJA Kata Practitioner of the year (NY)
  • 2005 USJA National Kata Competitor of the Year
  • 2006 NYS Kata Competitor of the Year

Shiai competition highlights

  • 2002, 2004 USA Judo Senior Nationals Competitor
  • 2004 USJA Senior Nationals - Bronze
  • 2002 USJA Senior Cup - Bronze
  • 2002 Am-Can International Shiai - 4th
  • 2002 Ajax Budokan Annual Shiai - Silver
  • 2001 Shin Bu Kan - Gold
  • 2001 Guelph Annual Shiai - Gold
  • 2001 NYS Championships - 4th
  • 2001 Nations - Bronze
  • 2001 USJA Senior Cup - Silver
  • 2001 Am-Can International Shiai - Silver
  • 2001 Brantford Annual Shiai - Gold
  • 2000 Empire State Games - 4th

Kata competition highlights

  • 2007 Owed Memorial Kata Competition – 4 Golds
  • 2007 USA Judo National Championships – Ju no Kata –Silver, Goshin Jitsu – Bronze
  • 2006 Owed Memorial Kata Tournament - 3 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2006 USA Judo Senior Nationals - 1 Silver, 3 Bronzes, 2nd Overall
  • 2005 USJA Senior Nationals - 2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze
  • 2005 USA Judo Senior Nationals - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2005 Chu tu bu - 4 Golds
  • 2004 Owed Memorial Kata Tournament - 1 Golds, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2004 USJA Senior Nationals - 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2004 Flag City Open - 4 Golds
  • 2004 Chu tu bu - 4 Golds
  • 2004 Fukuda Intenational Kata Invitational- 3 Silvers, 2 Bronze
  • 2003Arnold World Martial Arts Classic- 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2003 Self-Defense World Champions
  • 2003 Chu tu bu - Gold
  • 2003 Flag City Open - 3 Golds, 1 Silver
  • 2003 Fukuda International Kata Invitational- 2 Golds, 1 Silver, Mixed Team Grand Champions
  • 2002 USJA Senior Nationals - Silver
  • 2002 Flag City Open - 2 Silvers

Other competition highlights