Class Schedule and Online Classes

Club Members, an update on the training schedule for the Fall 2020 Semester.

Youth Training Schedule

  • Tuesday Introductory Classes
    White, White Stripe, Yellow, Yellow Stripe
    5:30PM – 6:20PM
  • Tuesday Intermediate Classes
    Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue, Blue Stripe
    6:30PM – 7:20PM
  • Saturday Introductory Classes
    White, White Stripe, Yellow, Yellow Stripe
    9:30AM – 10:20AM
  • Saturday Intermediate Classes
    Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue, Blue Stripe
    10:30AM – 11:30AM

Adult Training Schedule

  • Tuesday Advanced Classes
    Blue Belts and up
    7:30PM – 9:00PM
  • Friday All Ranks Classes
    White Belts – Blue Belts
    6:00PM – 7:10PM
  • Friday Advanced Classes
    Blue Belts and up
    7:15PM – 9:00PM
  • Sunday All Ranks Classes
    White Belts and up
    6:00PM – 8:00PM

Online Class Streaming

We will be providing streams of the classes taught at the dojo via zoom. Online streaming of classes will begin on Saturday, September 19th. For access to these classes, please contact our instructor team.

Our team understands the hesitancy to return to training at the dojo during the pandemic.  With this offering we hope to help students continue training virtually, until they can return to the dojo.

Students are still required to complete the online registration form, and pay the BKA training fee for access to online classes.  

Classes Resume September 11th and 12th.

The BKA will be returning to in-person classes at the Grandview dojo this September.
Given the situation, we understand that a return to training could be stressful for students.  Our team is committed to creating an environment in which students can comfortably make the transition back to training.  We will be relaunching with a variety of measures in place to ensure safety for all of our members, and our instructors.  Some of these measures include: 

  • More classes that are slightly shorter to reduce class size, and give the staff time to run enhanced cleaning protocols on the facility.
  • Class caps at no more than 18 participants registered per class.
  • Social distancing students to a minimum of 2.5 meters between participants.
  • Reducing training scope to activities that do not involve person to person contact (this will be revisited as guidance is provided from Alberta Health Services).
  • Elimination of the viewing gallery on the side of the dojo.  Parents are welcome to view the classes (masked), from the hallways of the facility.
  • Students are required to be masked in facility washrooms, hallways, and entryways.
  • Mandatory masking for instructors.
  • As karate is a physical activity, masks are not required for participants, but students are welcome to wear a mask if they/their guardians wish them to do so.  Masking will not exempt students from the social distancing requirements set forth by the BKA.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided by the BKA at every facility entrance.

Youth Class Information

Adult Class Information

Summer Classes This Week

Club Members, 

A reminder that we will continue classes from 6:30-8:00PM on through next Tuesday at the Grandview dojo.  If the weather is clear, we will continue with training outside behind the club.If the weather doesn’t allow us to train outdoors, we will move inside the hall, with physical distancing and protocols in place for indoor training.

As of Friday, September 11th, we will move into our fall schedule.Our full schedule is available online at: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/classes/adult-classes/

Please make sure to complete your registration online at http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/

Outdoor Classes for August

Club Members, 

Outdoor training has continued to go well, and we will continue this as our training method for the next month.

Classes until further notice on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be held at the Grandview Dojo from 6:30PM – 8:00PM (90 minute classes).
If inclement weather prevents us from training, we will notify all members (by 3PM that day) and move to our zoom dojo for class that night.

Please take some time to read the BKA’s relaunch protocol, as emailed out to you. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.

Please take note of the attachments emailed out to you.  All protocols as described must be followed for training to be permitted.

Immediate Action Item: 

Our instructional team understands that everyone’s comfort level regarding a return to training may be different; we are committed to creating an environment where our students feel safe.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

I have emailed out the complete document from the BKA which lays out the protocols for in-person training during Phase 2.  The notes applicable to outdoor training are included. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.

BKA Outdoor Classes Continue

Thank you to those members who attended our trial outdoor class on Tuesday.  It went very well!  Set-up for social distanced training was set up at 7m increments! We are proceeding cautiously but optimistically, and classes for the rest of the week will continue outside at the Grandview dojo.

Classes on Friday and Sunday will be held at the Grandview Dojo from 6:30PM – 8:00PM (90 minute classes).
If inclement weather prevents us from training, we will notify all members (by 3PM that day) and move to our zoom dojo for class that night.

BKA Outdoor Class – July 28th, 2020

Tomorrow night (July 28th), the BKA will not have a zoom class, and will be pilot testing an outdoor class at the Grandview dojo.  This outdoor training session will take place from 6:00PM – 7:30PM.  If you plan on attending this class, please arrive 15 minutes before so that we can go through the protocol, and ensure a safe training environment for everyone.

Our instructional team understands that everyone’s comfort level regarding a return to training may be different; we are committed to creating an environment where our students feel safe.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

Emailed out to all members is the complete document from the BKA which lays out the protocols for in-person training during Phase 2.  The notes applicable to outdoor training are included.

Some highlights for students to review from the document: 

  • Before we train tomorrow, all members in attendance must complete the new BKA registration form and waiver, attached at the link below.  
    • Students who have not completed this form will not be permitted to train.
  • Students should not expect to have access to the community hall at this point.  This means you will need to come changed into appropriate training equipment for the conditions, wearing train shoes, and have filled water bottle(s) with you.  Sensei Scott and Sensei James can open the hall in case of an emergency.  Be aware that the class is 90 minutes, so consider using the washroom before attending the class.
  • Students must complete the checklists included in Appendix A and B prior to class.  No students showing any symptoms of COVID 19 should leave their homes to come to class.
  • Students will have their own dedicated training area, with social distancing measures for high intensity activity in place.
  • We encourage our students to follow the guidance of Alberta Health Services surrounding the use of masks.
    • Masks are not recommended for high intensity activity by AHS, but it is your choice if you choose to wear one for training.

We are trialing this protocol, and appreciate your patience!  Thank you.