Category Archives: Judo

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Seen around the dojo 2

Meet Michael Oshima.


Michael grew up in Somerville, MA, outside of Boston, as a big Patriots and Red Sox fan. He spent a year in Japan learning Japanese and re-learning judo on the mean mats of Tokai University. He attended college down the street from his house at Harvard University, and earned a degree in Linguistics – which he still loves to talk about at any time.

Michael has had some interesting jobs: as a dating/relationship blogger, hypnotist’s assistant, and Japanese TV news producer. That last job brought him all over the Americas covering breaking news – but most importantly brought him to live in NYC, his new love and favorite place to be, followed closely by New Orleans, Kauai, and Rio de Janeiro.

Michael now works in content strategy and public relations for a tech-focused agency near Madison Square Park. That means he gets to write for a living, and doesn’t have a job that involves a tip jar!

Feel free to get in touch at any time with any questions, comments, to practice or teach him some new languages, or to grab lunch if you’re in the area!

Also check out his NYC haiku page

and this Brilliantly written article about judo.

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KBI Judo day camp summer 2015 application form

Category : Judo

Please send completed form to or bring it to the Dojo.  Thank you!

Day camp application


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Is Martial arts in NYC right for you?

Martial Arts NYC


At KBI, we take pride in the satisfaction our students get in learning martial arts. Our goal is to try to provide the best martial arts instruction in NYC for any all types of practitioners – from competitors to people who are just looking to get into shape. We don’t look for fame, but we look to improve the lives and skills of each and every student that walks into our NYC dojo at 331 Riverside Drive.

Whether you want to learn judo, jiu jitsu, karate, or aikido, we provide quality instruction in each and you will never feel as if you don’t belong. At Kokushi Budo Institute in NY, we are a family of martial arts enthusiasts that is constantly expanding and adding new members. If you are new and martial arts is something you are interested in, check out this article about us in the New York Times where one new student joins with her son and have since been members for several years.