New England Shidokan Karate was created by Sensei's Jay and Colleen Brousseau to be the ultimate family karate dojo (school). They are dedicated to giving you and your family the best and most comprehensive martial arts experience available. Sensei means teacher and that is what we are and what we do. We will guide your family on your path to Black Belt and beyond by providing you instruction in traditional Okinawan karate, culture, history, basic Japanese language, and values. Each class will build respect, discipline, focus, and confidence. You and your family will improve physical fitness, coordination, and gain valuable self-defense skills, all while working towards attainable goals that provide that all important sense of achievement.
Here at New England Shidokan we live by the motto of Friendship, Cooperation, and Learning. You will never be just a number. Personal attention is given to all of our students and no one is ever left behind. When you join us you become a member of our New England Shidokan Family and you will always be treated as more than 'just' a student.
Join us today and see why New England Shidokan Karate is MORE than any other martial arts school out there!
Sensei Jay Brousseau
Sensei Jay is the senior ranking teacher of Beikoku Shidokan in New England. With more than 30 years of experience in traditional Okinawan Karate, and a serious passion for teaching, Sensei Jay is the premier teacher for karate students of all ages.
Colleen is an expert in business operations but more important is her many years of experience working with children of all ages, both as a certified Teachers Assistant and as a mother of 4. In addition to her responsibilies with the day to day operations of New England Shidokan, she can also be found on the dojo floor helping to teach our younger students.
Sensei Sarah Brousseau
Sensei Sarah is a Registered Nurse and full time Nursing Manager. She is also a 30 year veteran of traditional Okinawan Karate and still finds time to continue her training and help teach as her nursing schedule permits.
Senpai Ashley is New England Shidokan's primary assistant instructor. She is beginning her studies in Early Childhood Education and her passion for working with our Super Samurai and Youth students is clearly demonstrated in every class that she helps Sensei Jay with.
At New England Shidokan Karate we learn, train, and teach, Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shidokan Karate-do under the direction of Sensei Seikichi Iha, 10th Dan Grand Master and president of the Beikoku Shidokan Karate-do Association. What does this mean for you? It means that you are learning a true traditional style of karate that can trace its lineage back centuries, offering you a better value than you will find at many of the other karate schools that make it up as they go along. The Beikoku Shidokan Association consists of more than 30 dojo's throughout the world and is formally recognized by the Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association. For more information about our style
to visit Sensei Seikichi Iha's website.