What is WR Budokan?

White River Budokan literally means "The Budo School in White River". We practice traditional martial arts, Karate, JuJustu, Judo, Kobodo, Aikido and more.

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Where is WR Budokan?

The White River Budokan dojo is in the Tip Top building in White River Junction (WRJ) Vermont. It's close to the towns of Norwich, Hanover and serves the Upper Valley area.

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Traditonal Budo, Karate, Judo, Jujustu and Aikido

altWhite River Budokan  -  Our dojo is a simple one.  We like it that way.  Instructors at the dojo offer, collectively, over one hundred years experience(training, teaching, competing, running seminars, traveling nationally and internationally) in the arts of Karatedo, Judo, Jujutsu, Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido, Iaido, Kobudo, Chinese Boxing, and Tae kwon Do.   Our Chief Instructor is Ron Treem.  Assisting him are Kevin Comeau, Colin Treem, Louise Herschel, Matt Treem, .  We currently focus on the arts of Karatedo, Judo, Jujutsu, Iaido, and Kobudo.  The highest teaching rank at our dojo is 8th Dan(Treem Sensei   Karatedo, Aikido, and Jujutsu).  Instructors will tell you their ranks upon request or by coming to the dojo and reading them displayed on the wall.  Only those instructors who we have trained with directly are on our walls in photos.  Please visit us and enjoy watching a class and any questions you have will be answered.

We train traditionally.  We do that because its the one and only way to train if students have as a goal becoming the finest martial artist they can be.  We focus on the perfection of form.  We focus on the perfection of the application of form.-  We believe that the Zen approach in training and its emphasis on the here and now will help that focus.  We also believe it makes us better people.  We are seeking to further develop a network of fellow martial artists which we refer to as BudoKai.  Currently, we have a few folks that want to list their schools as affiliated with the philosophy stated in this paragraph which is BudoKai.  Please contact us if you want to affiliate, at no fee other than mutual respect, with BudoKai.

We are proud to be the sponsors and coordinators of The United Martial Arts Association East(TUMAA) and recently conducted the second year of this training seminar.  Also, for the second year, we are arranging the United States Martial Arts Association Annual Training Camp to be held in Manchester, N. H. at the Best Western Executive Suites from August 8-11, 2012.  Information on both these training opportuniteis can be found on this site and our Facebook page "White River Budokan".


Welcome to our website.  We hope you enjoy looking at it.  As is the Tao it will be evolving, changing, and flowing.

Hello during the holiday season 2012

well we have had an eventful year   2012 USMAA training camp was successful   2012 TUMAA East Seminars were as well.  A training trip to Austin Texas with President of the USMAA Mike Makoid and Executive Administrator Louise Herschel to meet Sensei Matl and his students was great.  They are now part of the USMAA.  I hope next year is as enjoyable in the training for all of us at White River Budokan.  The TUMAA EAST training seminar will be held here again and the USMAA Annual Camp will be in St Louis this year under the direction of Syed Sensei and Omar is putting together a great camp for this summer there.  I am also putting together a list of instructors for TUMAA East so email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if interested.   If you plan on attending the St Louis camp let me know if you would like me to ask Syed Sensei to consider you for teaching there. However, please dont take it personal if its not possible this year.  We are also going to begin planning, along with Sensei Bill Kamataris, North American ChairPerson USMAA, and Sensei Bill Chestnut and Sensei Pat Cassidy a Regional Seminar for the USMAA in either Manchester, NH in the spring or in Kamataris Sensei's dojo in Mass.  More news about all these trainings to come within the next month.  Also. go to Facebook on our dojo page, White River Budokan, to see some videos of the KoTaiShin Ryu system we have recently videoed.

Ron Treem, Hanshi

KarateDo Stylehead, USMAA

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 21:37