Budo Camp is an annual weekend seminar that brings together martial artists from around the world. During this weekend of training, learning and fun, experts from numerous martial arts styles share and demonstrate their knowledge in specialized sessions. Previous instructors include: Dr. Ron Chapél and Professor Ryan Angell for SubLevel Four Kenpo™, Master Jim Corn for Kyusho Jitsu, Sensei Asa Seeley for Kung Fu, Sensei Gary Boaz for Aikido, and Sensei Shawn M. Steiner for Kempo and Niko Huffman – Systema, Sensei Jason Grayham -Aikido .
Budo Camp is a unique martial arts camp where participants come together with the intent to learn from each other while developing both their martial arts and their minds. The weekend accommodates martial artists at all levels of ranks, styles and experience.
Budo Camp is an opportunity to meet open minded martial artists from a variety of styles to broaden your scope of experience. If you are an instructor interested in teaching at Budo Camp or if you have styles you wish to explore, please let us know.


Isshinryu Karate

Tatsuo Shimabuku was born on September 19, 1908, in Chun Village, Okinawa. At the age of 8, he began training with his uncle in Shuri-Te. He began his Karate training because his older brother would frequently torment and bully him. After a few short months in Karate, his brother no longer posed a problem for…


There is a reason why Russian Martial Art is called Systema (literally “The System”). It is a complete set of concepts and training components that enhance one’s life. In this case, acquiring the martial art skill is a way to improve the function of all seven physiological systems of the body and all three levels…

Kung Fu

Kung fu, a primarily unarmed Chinese martial art resembling karate, combines the processes of strengthening the body and the mind, while learning and perfecting one’s skill. Sensei Seeley has been an instructor at Budo Camp since 2003 and has delivered a variety of instruction for various styles of martial arts. He achieved a level of…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Grappling)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. In previous years Jiu Jitsu (grappling) has been instructed by Sensei Shawn Steiner since 2003 and more recently Sensei Derek Stewart from 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Omaha.  

Kempo / Steiner’s Chuan Fa

Kempo Karate/ Steiner’s ChuanFa/  is a martial art style with roots in Shaolin Kempo.  Sensei Steiner works tirelessly to explore the depth of the techniques/philosophy and cross trains with multiple instructors and styles to refine the techniques and understanding included in the system. Sensei Steiner has taught  Kempo at Budo Camp since 2003 and brings…


Sifu Pete Starr

    Phillip “Pete” Starr has been a practitioner of the Chinese martial arts for nearly 50 years, and the only American heir to W. C. Chen, Phillip Starr is the founder of Yilichuan kung fu, a system that merges China’s three internal styles. Also a 3rd grade black belt in Kyokushin karate, he is…

John Kerker Sensei

John Kerker Sensei

Kerker Sensei has been instructing in the Greater Omaha and Midwest areas for many years concentrated in the art of Isshin-ryu Karate. Isshin-ryu Karate is a style of Okinawan karate founded by Tatsuo Shimabuku.  

Miles Coleman

Sifu Miles Coleman

Sifu Miles Coleman RH AHG- EWCH has pursued the twin disciplines of kung fu and TCM for 40 years. Sifu Coleman holds master ranks in 2 kung fu styles and teaches for several large international martial arts organizations. Sifu Coleman’s study of traditional kung fu led him to train in the arts of DA KE (trauma…

Jason Graham Sensei

Jason Graham Sensei

Jason Graham Sensei is the Chief Instructor of Aikido at Ishizue Dojo under the Independent Aikido Alliance (IAA). Graham Sensei first started his Aikido training under Fred Mastison Sensei of Aikido of Phoenix (AOP). He studied with AOP for several years, training under both Gary Boaz Sensei and Niko Huffman Sensei. In June of 2008…

Sensei Asa Seeley

Sensei Asa Seeley

Sensei Seeley holds a 4th degree black belt in Ryukyu Kempo, and a 5th degree black belt in Kyusho Jitsu,   He also holds a black sash in Wah Lum Gung fu.  He is founder and chief operator of  American School Kara-te  in North Andover, Massachusetts. He has over 30 years of martial arts experience and has taught…

Sensei Niko Huffman

Sensei Niko Huffman

Sensei Niko Huffman is a lifetime student of Budo, and is a firm believer in Bruce Lee”s philosophy of “Using no way as way, using no limitation as limitation – absorb what is useful, and reject what is useless for you”. He began studying Shorinji-Ryu Karate and Kobudo at the age of ten, achieving the…

What people say

Budo Camp held true to form in past years. It’s always one of the things I look forward to every year. The instructors all have completely new information to teach from previous year which really shows their depth of knowledge in the Arts. If you ever have the chance to train with any of these gentlemen I would highly suggest it.

Professor Ryan Angell
Los Angeles, CA

Having had the privilege to attend multiple Budo Camps in the past, I can say without a doubt it is the single best seminar I have ever participated in. The knowledge taken from camp is immeasurable and training unparalleled. Budo Camp is far more than just a weekend of learning new and useful skills. The people I have met at camp are all outstanding individuals who have become close friends.”

Nate Burkman (Black Belt)
Omaha, NE

I have participated in seminars all over the world, and this one I’d have to say is very down to earth. The instructors that come together all work to make it one of the best learning environments possible. I feel very fortunate to have been included with this event in the past, and I look forward to being involved with it for many years to come.”‘

Sensei Asa Seeley
North Andover, MA

The friendships and training I have received have been truly life enriching. I am so proud to participate every year with other open minded wonderful martial artists from around the country.  I would encourage anyone to come to Budo Camp… you will not be disappointed!”

Amber B.
Phoenix, AZ