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.

Some highlights for students to review from the document: 

  • Before we train all members in attendance must complete the new BKA registration form and waiver. 
    • 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.
    • I have emailed out to all members copies of Appendix A and B. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.
  • 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.

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.

Youth Classes Resume January 7th

Our Youth Program Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7th (and Saturday, January 11th).
All classes are at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Training for students currently ranked White, White Stripe, Yellow, Yellow Stripe, and Orange is on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, and on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual youth spring grading in April.

  • Note: Typically we have moved new orange belt students into the second class, but to keep better instructor ratios for all students in the program, we will be keeping the Orange Belt students in the first class this term.  Orange belt students will return to the second class in September (to be confirmed).

Training for students currently ranked Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue, and Blue Stripe is on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, and on Tuesdays evenings from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual youth spring grading in April.

  • Note: The minimum age to attend BKA classes is 6 years. 
  • Note: Parents can train for free during the youth class.  You’ll receive instruction in the same techniques, and this offers a unique perspective for you as a parent into the experience and skills your child is building.

We require that all students complete our registration process.  If you completed the registration in the fall term, you do not need to complete the form again.
Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html

Is your son or daughter looking for new gear?  The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/orderequipment.html

Adult Classes Resume January 7th

Our Adult Program Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7th.
All classes are at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Training for students currently ranked White, Yellow, Orange, and Green, and Blue is on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and on Sunday evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual adult spring grading in early May.

Training for students currently ranked Blue, Brown, and Black is on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, and on Friday evenings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  These students are also welcome to train during the introductory classes on Friday and Sunday, as listed above.  This term will conclude with our annual adult spring grading in early May.

We require that all students complete our registration process.  If you completed the registration in the fall term, you do not need to complete the form again.  Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html

Are you looking for new gear?  The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/orderequipment.html

Winter Training Hours

With the Youth program in recess for the holiday season, our adult training times for the next month are as follows:

i. Tuesday December 10 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
ii. Friday December 13 – Grading
iii. Sunday December 15 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
iv. Tuesday December 17 – 6:30 – 8:30
v. Friday December 20 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Social Afterwards
vi. Sunday December 22 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
vii. Friday December 27 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
viii. Sunday December 29 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ix. Friday January 3 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
x. Sunday January 5 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
xi. Tuesday January 7 – 7:30 – 9:00 pm – Youth program resumes
xii. Friday January 10 – Regular training times