With the Black Belt Grading in May closing quickly, the time has come for the annual Northern Alberta pre-grading. This year, the Bushido Karate Association will be hosting the event at The Derrick Club in Edmonton on March 18th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. The dojo will be open at 9:30AM to allow students to warm up, as we will begin right at 10:00AM. Please bring snacks and other assorted drinks. There will be water breaks and break for lunch during the event to make sure you are well fuelled.
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.
Action Item: If you are sending any students that are looking to be examined, please send their Name and Home Dojo to Sensei Scott Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Action Item: If you or any of your senior students are willing to serve on the Joseki for the Pre-Grading, please contact Sensei Scott Knowles (email@example.com). Ideally we would call for ranks Sandan or higher, but senior Nidans may be called on the day for extra assistance.