Budo Accelerator

Budo Accelerator

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Budo Accelerator uses the martial art of Aikido to elevate our youth, strengthen our communities, and forge a new generation of leaders equipped to face the great challenges of our time.

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Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 18/04/2024

Aikido and JKD training with Nastia Shuba at our Community and Connection event last weekend.

Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 17/04/2024

Some photos from our Community and Connection event last weekend. These shots are from a wonderful networking workshop led by Ben Drutman, President of the Simon Family Foundation and .

29/03/2024

🌟 Exciting Update: We’re just $650 away from our goal! 🌟
Thanks to your incredible support, our Pay It Forward Student Scholarship Campaign is only $650 away from our $25K goal.
Let’s come together to empower more students through martial arts, leadership training, and mentorship. Your support can transform lives and foster opportunity for those facing financial barriers.
Hit the link in our bio to make your mark before March 31st. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

Donate: Student Scholarships — Budo Accelerator 29/03/2024

🌟 Exciting Update: We're just $650 away from our goal! 🌟

Thanks to your incredible support, our Pay It Forward Student Scholarship Campaign is only $650 away from our $25K goal.

Let's come together to empower more students through martial arts, leadership training, and mentorship. Your support can transform lives and foster opportunity for those facing financial barriers.

Hit the link below to make your mark before March 31st. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

Donate: Student Scholarships — Budo Accelerator Transform a LifeYour donation to our Student Scholarship Program directly impacts young lives, providing them with the resources and opportunities to pursue their dreams. Help us turn aspirations into achievements - one student at a time. Donate NowIt costs, on average, $150 / month to fund a schola...

21/02/2024

Looking forward to our April event with guest speaker Hamilton Chu! Learn about how you can build a better life through social capital from a fellow martial artist and one of the world’s leading video game entrepreneurs.

Budo Accelerator students - RSVP on our website. If you’re interested in joining our program, you can apply on the website as well!

Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 14/02/2024

Some photos from our Kali sessions at Junior Leadership Day. Special thanks to and his system for creating an engaging and insightful leadership and martial arts experience for 180 high school juniors.

Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 13/02/2024

More pictures from our BJJ sessions at Junior Leadership Day. We were surprised to see so many of the students executing clean hip throws with only an hour of training. Students put an important leadership principle into action on this day - learning how to both challenge and protect someone in a mutually beneficial way.

Thanks again to , , and the academy for supporting this event. More pictures from our Kali sessions coming later this week!

Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 13/02/2024
Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 12/02/2024

We were honored to work with on their Junior Leadership Day event. Special thanks to of the Academy and from the Inosanto Academy for sharing the arts of BJJ and Kali, and their relationship to leadership, with over 180 high school students.

Photos from Budo Accelerator's post 21/11/2023

Special Winter 2024 opportunity for students! Earn course credit while learning martial arts and developing your leadership skills by enrolling in our Leadership & Aikido course. Use the link in bio to register for the Wed 4:00-5:50 pm (87690) or Thurs 4:00-5:50 pm (87691) course via WebReg. (https://bit.ly/3VDMC5p)

02/06/2022

We’re so excited to host Hamilton Chu for a Q&A session about launching Marvel Snap, the new game from his studio, Second Dinner. All Budo Accelerator students are welcome to join on Zoom. If you’re a BA alumni from a previous program and would like to join, send us an email and we’ll get you the Zoom link!

04/04/2022

Great fundraising seminar yesterday for Budo Accelerator hosted by Southland Aikido in Monterey Park, CA. Special thanks to Jim Graves and Lee Lavi for teaching and to all the aikido instructors and students from around SoCal who supported the event.

18/02/2022

Become the person you know you can be! This Spring quarter, first-gen students at UCI can enroll in a special course that combines martial arts training with personal development. Taught collaboratively by and our team, students can earn academic credit while gaining leadership skills and a supportive community of peers. Open to undergrads, learn more or register for this course at budoaccelerator.org/uci.

15/02/2022

We're excited to have Chien Yu speak with our first-gen college students about leadership and building a career in the gaming industry.

03/09/2021

Over 3 weeks in July and August, high school students entered a real-life martial arts dojo in Orange County, CA and participated in a new breed of leadership development program designed by Budo Accelerator and offered in partnership with the Irvine Public Schools Foundation. Read about it (2 min read) and see some photos from the program here:

https://www.budoaccelerator.org/blog/celebrating-budo-accelerators-2021-summer-academy

Empowering the Next Generations of Code Warriors: How Budo can be a game-changer for STEM ed. — Budo Accelerator 09/12/2020

It’s no secret that tech skills play a powerful role in our society and many great organizations are equipping students from every socio-economic and ethnic background with STEM skills. But tech skills are not enough. Resilience, empathy, the ability to collaborate, and character matter.

In our new blog post, learn how Budo Accelerator uses the martial arts as a cross-training system that acts as a force multiplier for society's investments in STEM education.

https://www.budoaccelerator.org/blog/empowering-the-next-generation-of-code-warriors

Empowering the Next Generations of Code Warriors: How Budo can be a game-changer for STEM ed. — Budo Accelerator Learn how our martial arts based leadership development programs provide a force multiplier for STEM students looking to make an impact as leaders.

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