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 are 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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We continue to monitor the Covid situation in Alberta and in other provinces. We delayed the launch of our adult and youth programs by three weeks to survey the current situation, and make appropriate and responsible decisions for our members. In assessing both the situation, our safety protocols, and our track record, we believe we can safely resume in-class training as we had originally planned. All instructors are vaccinated and boosted (and +2 weeks), as our personal safety and yours is important to us.
To stay up to date on what we are doing, we have created a page on our website showing program status, and listing all current protocols.
The BKA strongly reminds members, if you are sick, or if you or any members of your family have any known symptoms of COVID-19, to please stay home.
Please note, that the Restriction Exemption Program now applies to any member aged 12 or older. Any 12+ member participating in any classes from the BKA must have proof of double vaccination via QR code scan.
Online Registration for the new term is now open. All members are required to complete the registration form, even if you did so in the fall/prior to the start of this term. Once we hit our class size caps, registration for this term will close.
Registration Link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/