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The Budokan Karate-do Center is the headquarters for the Japan Karate Association of Vermont. We are affiliated with the Japan Karate Association (JKA), a worldwide organization dedicated to encourage the growth and development of traditional Japanese Karate, and with JKA Shotokan Karate-do International, which operates out of New York. We train under the auspices of Sensei Masataka Mori, 8th Dan, chief instructor of Shotokan Karate-Do International and Head Instructor for JKA of Vermont


Training Place and Time: The JKA of Vermont, Budokan Karate-do Center is now offering Adult Classes (Beginner and Advanced) every W-F 6:00 PM, and Saturday at 11 am, and Family Adult-Children combined class at 10 am on Saturdays, at the Miller Center, North End, Burlington, Vermont. Call Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront for more information and directions: Tel:802-316-1512




TO JOIN US: If you are interested in Training with us contact Jairo Blanco, jblanco@jkavt.org, Tel: 892-825-5489


Sensei Jairo Blanco, 4th Dan
Head Instructor of JKA of Vermont

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  • Jairo Blanco. JKA of VT Director
  • Rank: JKA 4th. Degree Black Belt
  • 20 years of international teaching experience
  • 35 years of training experience
  • Colombian National Team, 1978 ITKF Panamerican Tournament, Toronto,Canada
  • USA Team, 1984 Shotokan Karate do International Federation, 4th World Championship, Mexico City, Mexico

Assistant Instructor








Marcia Blanco, (Ni-Dan) Second Degree Black Belt

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 27 years of training experience


Yoko Geri by the Lake. JKA of VT Summer Training 2009



For more information, please contact:

Mr.Jairo Blanco - Head Instructor- jblanco@jkavt.org
Marcia Blanco. Assistant Instructor
Cell: (802) 825-5489