COVID-19 Updates

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.  All COVID protocols are reviewed every two weeks by the BKA Restart Committee. We are committed to acting in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of its members, and fully supports the policies enacted by the provincial government. 

Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we navigate the pandemic.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

BKA Adult Program

Program Status: ACTIVE (AB Restriction Exemption Program for 12+)

Protocols Updated: January 19th, 2022

Restriction Exemption Program

  • Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of double vaccination from all members 12+ to be able to attend classes.
  • “Check-in” table to confirm and document proof of vaccination (via QR code) before class.
  • Proof of vaccination (via QR code) only need be presented once.
  • Guests wishing to watch classes must provide proof of vaccination to enter the training area, and must remain masked at all times.

Standard Protocols for Adult Program

  • Members will be socially distanced from other students in the facility.
  • Members are required to wear a mask when in the hallways of the facility, but are not required to wear a mask when participating in class.
  • Suspend high intensity interval/cardio portion of strength training.
  • 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).
  • 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. 
Resumption of Partnered Training for Adult Program (SUSPENDED UNTIL FEB 4, 2022)
  • BKA will continue to practice solo form technique and kata in classes.
  • BKA will not do any group interactive drills until otherwise stated (i.e. rolling line, roaming striking shields, etc). 
  • BKA instructors commit to offering both partnered and solo versions of drills for members.
  • Notes on partnered activities: 
    • If your partner/group is not available, students must train the drills solo, and will not be permitted to select a new partner/group.
    • If students are comfortable working as partners or in a group, they are welcome to do so, but all partners must agree to this on an individual basis.
    • No student should feel obligated to work with a partner/group if they are uncomfortable doing so. Solo versions of all drills will be offered. 
    • If partnering, the BKA mandates that students remain with a single dedicated partner or group (up to a maximum of three people in total, across all classes).

BKA Youth Program

Program Status: ACTIVE (AB Restriction Exemption Program for 12+)

Protocols Updated: January 19th, 2022

  • Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of double vaccination from all members 12+ to be able to attend classes.
    This proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to members under the age of 12.
  • “Check-in” table to confirm and document proof of vaccination for members 12+ (via QR code) before class.
  • Proof of vaccination (via QR code) only need be presented once.
  • Parents/guardians/guests wishing to watch classes must provide proof of vaccination to enter the training area, and must remain masked at all times.

Standard Protocols for Youth Program

  • Members will be socially distanced from other students in the facility.
  • Members are required to wear a mask when in the hallways of the facility, but are not required to wear a mask when participating in class.
  • Suspend high intensity interval training.
  • 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).
  • Partner work will be limited to pad-striking with instructors (who will remain masked and hand sanitize before doing any drills).
  • Youth members will not be doing partner work with each-other until otherwise communicated.