About Us

Kensho-Do Karate is located in Albany, NY at Siena College as well as the newly built Duanesburg Area Community Center located in Delanson, NY

Kensho-Do Karate is program that evolved from the Siena College Karate Club back in the fall ’92.

The Siena College Karate Club, a student-run organization, provides the college students with the opportunity to practice and learn martial arts. The club has been in existence since 1981. Glenn Ward (4th degree black belt) is the owner and chief instructor who began his training while attending Siena College (1982-1986). Upon graduation, Mr. Ward began teaching the program under the direction of Michael Boettcher. In 1992, Mr. Ward took over all teaching responsibilities, at which time Kensho-Do Karate was established.

The style is based in Tae-Kwon Do (Korean) but also is heavily influenced by Shotokan (Japanese). The primary emphasis in the classes is to teach self-defense, and have a good time.

The classes are designed to teach all aspects of the martial arts (physical, mental, and spiritual). The members are constantly challenged to reach higher levels of physical conditioning (strength and flexibility). The members are also challenged to reach personal goals (weight loss, quit smoking, improved self-esteem, confidence, etc.). Sensei Ward and the other instructors are constantly working to create new and innovative methods of teaching. As a result, students walk away feeling energized and good about themselves.

We are committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student.

We place a strong emphasis on discipline and respect. We look forward to serving you.

Learning is the key to all our work. Our teaching is done as if we were working with our own family.