The grading in Alberta is now complete. Thank you to the Joseki Board members, and congratulations to the candidates at today’s event! Twenty-nine candidates, forty-three joseki members, one great day! We were thrilled to see well over 100 people in the zoom session throughout the day, and almost 200 more viewers on YouTube.
On behalf of the Bushido Karate Association and the SWKKF, thank you to everyone who came out to support the event today! Congratulations to everyone who graded today — and of course, a special congratulations to Sensei Mike and Sensei Adam on your Sandan ranks!
There will be no standard classes on Friday night (April 30th), but members of all ranks are welcome to attend the grading workout in Zoom Room 2 from 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Members brown and up are encouraged to participate in the grading as well on Saturday if possible — information attached below.Workout participants are asked to have their cameras turned off for the grading on Saturday, so the grading candidates can be profiled. Members of all ranks are welcome to watch the grading event on Saturday either in the zoom room, or on the YouTube stream that will be posted Saturday morning.
Friday Night Workout The event will take place on Zoom on April 30th, from 6:30PM-8:00PM (Mountain Time). Participants and grading candidates are asked to join the Zoom call by 6:25PM and begin warming up.
Saturday Grading The event will take place on Zoom on May 1st, from 9:00AM-5:00PM (Mountain Time). Participants and grading candidates are asked to join the Zoom call by 8:45AM and begin warming up.
Participants, candidates, and Joseki are reminded to strictly follow guidance set by the Health Officer for your province. Guidance varies by province, and is subject to change. Please stay up to date on requirements for your region.
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.
Congratulations to the 49 Youth members of the club who received promotions yesterday at our annual December grading. So much talent, passion, and potential on the floor. I’d also like to thank the 14 instructors and 4 senior students from both the Derrick and Grandview clubs who contributed to making yesterday special for these young people.
Congratulations to Sensei Natty Aytenfisu and Sensei Elise Leong-Sit. Sensei Natty received his 3rd dan yesterday, while Sensei Elise moved to 2nd dan. I had the opportunity to watch them on the floor, and both were outstanding! What a great way to cap off our 25th Anniversary as an organization.