Adult Classes

Our organization has youth and adult programs in the University area.  We are always interested in new members joining our programs, so please contact one of our program leads listed below, and arrange to attend class at our dojo!

12603 63 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dojo located in the Community Hall.

Head Instructors/Program Leads
Sensei James Freeman, 6th Dan
Sensei Craig Pettie, 5th Dan
Sensei Scott Knowles, 4th Dan

Term Dates

  • Fall 2021 Term: Begins September 10th, 2021, and concludes with our Fall Adult Grading on December 10th, 2021.  
    Winter Break classes will run from December 12th, 2021 through January 4th, 2022.
  • Winter 2022 Term: Begins January 7th, 2022, and concludes with Our Winter Adult Grading on May 13th, 2022.
  • Summer 2022 Term: Begins May 15th, 2022, and concludes September 6th, 2022.

Fall/Winter Term Class Schedule

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

Additional Information

  • Registration for the term gives you unlimited access to all classes appropriate for your rank, for the duration of the term.  You can train as often as your schedule allows!
  • Uniforms are not required.  Members are welcome to train in  comfortable workout clothes.  If you would like a uniform, they are available to purchase theough the club once the term begins.
The new Public Health protocols have been laid out by the provincial government. The full protocols are available here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx
In response to these measures, the BKA will implement the following changes to the adult program, effective immediately:

 

As of Thursday, Sept 16:

  • Implement Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of double vaccination from all adult members to be able to attend classes
    • “Check-in” table to confirm and document proof of vaccination before class
    • Proof of vaccination only need be presented once
  • Implement Restrictions Exemption Program as above for any youth program members wishing to also attend adult classes
  • Suspend high intensity interval/cardio portion of strength training; will reassess every 2 weeks
  • Suspend all partner work; will reassess every 2 weeks
  • To reduce numbers on the floor, Friday adult classes will no longer have a crossover period between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Students may either arrive at the 6:00 pm start time, or at the 7:30 pm start time. Students who start at 6:00 pm are welcome to attend the full 3 hrs if they so desire.
  • Reinforce symptom screening before class
    • Symptom checklist prominently displayed at entrance to facility
    • Students are asked to review symptom checklist at home before class, and not attend if they screen positive
  • Continue with enhanced cleaning protocols, open windows for airflow, etc., as outlined in previously circulated Covid policy (available on website)

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.

With regards to the Restrictions Exemption Program, proof of vaccination with both doses can be provided in the following ways:

  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination statement from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords
  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination card from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords (available as of Sunday Sept 19)
  • Hard copy/photograph/screenshot of vaccination sheet provided at time of vaccination

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.

The BKA will offer in-person training at the dojo this Fall, with safe training protocols in place, including limitations on use of equipment, limitations on close contact with others to a “trusted cohort”, and social distancing.

The BKA has not made vaccination mandatory, but active members have self-identified as being vaccinated.  Masking is allowed as comfort dictates. 

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.

BKA will continue to practice enhanced cleaning measures as well as providing hand sanitizer at all dojo entrances.

Members are reminded, “if you feel unwell, stay home.

Solo Work/Partnered Training

  • BKA will continue to practice solo form technique and kata in classes.
  • BKA will not do any group interactive drills for the duration of the Summer/Fall 2021 terms (i.e. rolling line, roaming striking shields, etc). 
  • BKA will commit to offering both partnered and solo versions of drills for the duration of the Summer/Fall 2021 terms.
  • Notes on partnered activities: 
    • If two students are comfortable working as partners in the class for drills, they are welcome to do so, but both partners must agree to this on an individual basis.
    • No student should feel obligated to work with a partner if they are uncomfortable doing so. Solo versions of all drills will also be offered. 
    • If partnering, BKA asks that students stick with a single dedicated partner as often as you can.  
      • If your partner is not available and there is another person on the floor available to partner, students may do so at their discretion and comfort level, and both must agree to this on an individual basis.

Registration for our program can be completed online, but we do not accept payments online at this time.  Payment for classes can be completed by e-Transfer (sales@edmonton-karate.com).