We are professionally run organization, associated with Zen-Do Kai International. All students will be encouraged to excel at their martial arts training through goal setting and milestones. Students will be rewarded for academic achievements, community service and good citizenship.
We set standards and goals and work with each student on self-discipline, respect, control and leadership skills. Our studio provides the perfect backdrop for developing the skill and determination needed to succeed in martial arts.
The AZDK is staffed by professional, experienced instructors, who have dedicated their lives to sharing martial arts with the community. All of our instructors are certified black belts, with many years of training experience. We offer various classes to accommodate your busy schedule.
Regardless of your age or level of experience, we have a program that is tailored just for you. At the AZDK, we not only teach technique, we build character through inner-strength, courage, vision, respect, and discipline. Black Belt Attitude is incorporated into all of our programs.
Zen-Do Kai was founded in 1969 by Michael Campos. Sensei Campos is a ninth degree black belt with over 40 years of competitive and training experience. In July of 2004, he turned the studio over to long time students Rob and Bonnie Streeter, and continues running the Zen-Do Kai Organization.
Sensei Rob Streeter is a 6th dan, and has been involved with martial arts for over 25 years. Sensei Streeter believes in a principled approach to martial arts, that includes the development of personal character as well as physical strength. His focus on respect, confidence, discipline, and vision has brought students from white to black belt. He is the chief instructor and runs the Advanced programs in the school as well as Iaido (Japanese Sword class).
Some of Sensei Streeter's accomplishments include:
Come in to The AZDK for a free class. You are sure to be inspired!
Some of the accomplishments of ZDK students are:
Assemblyman - Small Business Owner - National Guards - Army - State Police
Chief of Police - Academic achievements, early college enrollment - Dean's list - National Honor Society
Corrections Officer - Business Manager - Degree in Education - Home Healthcare -
Some of the community services the AZDK has provided:
Annual Toy Drive for the Gloversville Salvation Army (18 years as of 2013) Wounded Warrior Kick/Spar a Thon Habitat for Humanity
Kick Drugs out of American (Chuck Norris) Hundreds of free demos and seminars for the Johnstown/Gloversville area residents
School Self-Defense Demonstration & Classes GE Self-Defense Program Sister-to-Sister at FMCC
Food drive for the Gloversville Salvation Army Women's Self-Defense classes Lexington Self-Defense Demos
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Confident students make GREAT LEADERS - Be bold - be strong
We are a Black Belt School with 45 years of experience in training adults and children ages 4 and up. We set black belt goals and expectations for all students. Anyone can purchase a black belt, with us you will earn a black belt. Our studio has a black belt mindset which is simply live honestly, work hard and set goals for yourself. Plan your work and work your plan!
Call us now and we will help you achieve your goals. We offer a patient, supportive atmosphere. (518) 762-4723 or (518) 867-7248
(formerly located at W Main Street, Johnstown for over 30 years)
American Zen-Do Kai Martial Arts
490 North Perry Street
Johnstown, NY 12095 ~ located across from Perry Lanes and Lexington Center