Welcome to the Bushido Karate Association
The Bushido Karate Association is a Non-Profit Organization that has been offering youth and adult programs to people in the University-Area and southwest communities in Edmonton since 1993.
Our mission is to help you or your child unlock mental and physical talents in order to lead a richer life.
Wado-Kai Karate is not about fighting, but rather, developing the self-confidence to seek peace when anger and conflict seem like the logical course of action. However, should karate technique be required to attain personal defence, we believe that it should be delivered with speed and power, simply but effectively.
Success in the martial arts is about positive attitude and sweat. It is also about training in a balanced program that develops all aspects of fitness – cardio, muscular strength and endurance, balance, power, and flexibility. Our instructors are trained in basic fitness theory and offer a program backed by current thinking from exercise physiology. We have helped scores of people set and achieve personal goals and to live healthy, active lifestyles.
The Bushido Karate Association has been teaching youth programs in the University area since 1993. Our team of nationally certified instructors is focussed on creating a fun and structured environment to help your child achieve their goals. We are proud that many of our instructors began in our youth program, and their love of martial arts has continued into their professional lives.
The BKA’s adult program has been running since 1993, under the direction of Sensei James Freeman and Sensei Craig Pettie. The adult program features a combination of traditional karate training with exploration of practical self defence principles, based in the study of the application of Karate. Each of our adult classes also features a 30 minute strength training and conditioning program.
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The Northern Alberta Black Belt Pre-Grading has been scheduled and will be hosted by the BKA. The pre-grading process is strongly recommended for all students looking to grade in May, so that they can be assessed by instructors outside their dojo, and received constructive feedback to assist in their success on grading day. This event will be open to all brown belt students and up. Southern Alberta grading candidates are welcome to attend this event if they are unable to attend the grading in their region.
Date: Sunday March 7th, 2021
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Online Registration for this event must be competed by end of day on February 27th.
- This event will be a fully digital session via Zoom. Zoom information will be distributed to registered participants and joseki members in the week before the event.
- Primary focus will be on grading techniques, katas, and kihon combinations. No jiyu kumite or contact karate will be tested at this event.
- This event is open to attendees from all clubs, ranked Brown and up. Only pre-grading candidates will be assessed by the Joseki board.
- Registered Joseki Board members must be ranked Sandan or above.
Action Item: Complete Registration Online for Grading Candidates, Participants, and Joseki Board by end of day on February 27th.
Registration and Information Link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/events/2021-black-belt-pre-grading/