Delaware Bushido Academy

Delaware Bushido Academy is located in the heart of Smyrna De where Sensei Howard Steele and his team have served the Middletown, Smyrna and Dover area as a Martial Arts instructor for over 15 years.

Isshinryu Karate

Okinawan Isshinryu Karate is a martial art focused on self defense utilizing hand and foot striking techniques, blocking and movement to control  the distance from one’s opponent.


PosiFit is a group fitness class set in an extraordinarily fun and supportive atmosphere. Intense 48 min workout, focusing on cardio, abs and core, glute and legs and upperbody exercises

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a  self defense martial art using realistic standing self defense techniques, striking, throws, take downs and grappling in order to escape attack.

What Our Students Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our students do the talking!

Delaware Bushido Academy is the ONLY facility I will train at. From a top-notch instructor to the greatest positive support system, I thoroughly enjoy my 5 days a week training there. The owner, Howard Steele, has a student-first mentality which cannot be matched. His positvity and black belt characteristics show in his lessons,classes and students. His fitness class, Combat Fitness, has helped me lose over 150lbs and learn to live a healthy lifestyle. I HIGHLY recommend Delaware Bushido Academy for your fitness and martial arts needs!

Will Brown

Over a year ago, a friend introduced me to combat fitness. I couldn’t believe that I could be coached through this weight loss journey for free and with no strings attached. It was just a person with a philosophy about bringing positivity and health to others. A year later and many, many pounds lighter, I am so happy to be part of this group of people. I became a member and enrolled my son too! Everyone in my house has benefitted from this change. Sammy is now in karate. Dave has lost over 25 pounds and I could go on and on. Thank you, Howard Steele for the wonderful experience!! Congrats to everyone in the challenge- especially Jackie Reeder, who has been my partner and has lost 31 pounds with a smile on her face every week!! Way to go, everyone!

Angela Pagano Distler

Some of the best people I know are here almost every day. Howard is a great instructor and teaches Gracie Jiu Jitsu for people of all walks of life in a complete fashion, with every element of jiu jitsu (self defense, striking, throws/takedowns, ground grappling, and philosophy) in his curriculum. Thankful and honored to be a part of the Delaware Bushido Academy family, it is my home away from home.

Austin Mayan

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