Moving Update and Final Party


Hello again SBK Community. We have lots of updates as we prepare to move. Please see below for some important dates.

Friday, February 14th: Our final class will be held from 6-8pm, with a party to follow. Please join us— all are welcome to help us send off our old dojo and look forward to our new one. If you can’t make it, please have all personal items out of the dojo by this date. After this, we cannot guarantee that your items will be saved.

Saturday, February 22nd: Moving Day at 77 8th Ave. Please sign up on this form if you are available to help. Even just a few hours would be a great!

Beginning of March: Sensei will resume classes at our new temporary location. We are currently under negotiation with the space and will announce it soon. It is in Manhattan, not far from our current space and accessible from several subway/bus lines.

At the new location we anticipate to have 3 weeknight classes and one weekend class. When this is confirmed, we will announce our adjusted schedule and class fees. While at the temporary location, we will continue to search for a permanent home, and welcome any referrals to appropriate spaces.

Again, please sign up to help during the move out. We are only taking essentials like our mats, furniture, and artwork. none of the permanent fixtures. The more people, the quicker it will go. Email for more details.


A New Home for Shin-Budo Kai


After 18 years at 77 8th Ave., the time has come for us to move. It’s the longest we’ve been in one location since Imaizumi Sensei started teaching in New York City, and for that we are very grateful. Our landlord has been a steady  partner to Shin-Budo Kai during this entire stay.  We hope to be fortunate enough to find another like him in our next home.

We have to vacate our current space by February 17, possibly a week or two later. Given all the variables involved with New York real estate, the Sustaining Members have decided that it would be best for us to identify a temporary location where training can continue while we take the time needed to search for a new home.

In the meantime, please keep an eye out for announcements. We will need help packing and moving, and will also need storage space for our mats and another possessions during this interim period. As always at critical times like this, we will come together as a dojo community to make sure this next transition is a smooth and successful one. So, please look for sign-up sheets in your inbox and volunteer when you can. Thank you, and more news soon!