At the Brattleboro School of Budo students have the opportunity to learn authentic, traditional martial arts. Ours is a holistic approach that emphasizes the balanced development of body, mind and spirit. We specialize in the following Budo (martial ways):
Brattleboro School of Budo offers the finest martial arts training and education in the region. In addition to developing physical skill, you will also improve emotional stability and mental power, as well as gain an understanding of Eastern philosophy, language, culture and history. We provide numerous seminars at the School of Budo and arrange trips to visit schools in other states and around the world. We will offer you the opportunity to learn from some of the world's greatest martial artists, both here and abroad.
Kyoshi Patrick Donahue, founder and head instructor of Brattleboro School of Budo, began his martial arts training in 1976 and his study of the traditional budo arts in 1988. He has black belts in several martial arts, including the various styles of Shorin-ryu Karate-Do, AikiBudo and Kobudo. His training has taken him across the globe to demonstrate and train in places such as Europe, Australia, Okinawa and Japan.
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We provide every student with the best training possible - both for the person desiring a light hobby and the person seeking to devote his or her entire life to the practice. At this dojo you will find a non-competitive atmosphere that nurtures the student while giving the discipline and balance required to be prepared for serious situations of self-defense. Most importantly, the Brattleboro School of Budo requires that each of us develop greater insight into ourselves and others while accomplishing that task compassionately. We strive to mindfully find balance in all that we do and have fun while learning.