Get to know us

We see our students as lifelong members of the Project Future Center family continuing their journey of self-discovery and personal development throughout their lives.

Grand Master Robert Heisner

. Bushido Kai means the style of the martial arts warrior, it is a system that seeks to train and develop students in the code of ‘Budo’ (the original code of the martial arts warrior)

The system of Bushido Kai was founded by Grand Master Robert Heisner and includes techniques and fighting forms from various martial arts styles such as Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Itosu Ryu, Wado Kai, Kyo-Kushin Kai, Bo-Jitsu and Aiki-Jitsu. The art of Bushido Kai seeks to blend these oriental fighting arts along with their techniques, forms and self defense maneuvers into a system that instills respect for the traditional and a strong emphasis on the practical application of personal conditioning and self defense for today’s world.

Soke (founder or grand master) Robert Heisner (9th degree black belt) is the senior instructor of Bushido Kai. Mr Heisner has been a student and instructor of the martial arts for over 45 years. He holds rank certification and has experience in 6 different martial arts styles, including training under numerous experts such as Grand Master Park Jong Soo (former Korean National Champion and 9th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do) and Shihan H. Otsuka (founder of the Japanese system of Wado Kai)

In addition, Mr. Heisner has operated full time martial arts schools in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He was an instructor at Niagara Community College from 1972 – 2001. He has taught at the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy and held instructional seminars for private security companies. He has conducted rape convention seminars for woman throughout Western New York and has run classes through the Niagara Falls YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western New York.

Mr. Heisner currently serves as the Director of Project Future WNY Community Center and is the founder and director of the PRISM (Personal Responsibility Is Success in Motion) youth development program which operates throughout Western New York.

Our mission

At Project Future Center, our mission is to empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds through the practice of traditional Karate. We are dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive community where students can develop not only physical strength and martial arts skills but also essential life skills.

Our vision

At Project Future Center, our vision is to be recognized as a leading center for martial arts excellence, where the principles of traditional Karate are not only taught but embodied by a community of empowered individuals. We envision a future where our impact extends beyond the dojo, shaping resilient, compassionate, and disciplined leaders who contribute positively to the world.

Our Instructors

We have strong instructors have a deep understanding of self-defense techniques, principles, and strategies. They are well-versed in various martial arts or self-defense disciplines and continuously update their knowledge.

Chris Poette

6th Degree Bushido Kai

Paul Colson

4th Degree Bushido Kai

Joseph Colson

4th Degree Bushido Kai

Dave Lazarz

3rd Degree Bushido Kai