Happy New Year!

To all members and supporters of the Bushido Karate Association, a heartfelt thank you for making it possible for us to share a set of values and passion for self-improvement. I am looking forward to 2020 and the journey we will all take together. Happy New Year everyone!

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

Youth Grading Success!

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.

October Black Belt Grading Results

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.

Tournament Team Year 3 Members

Announcing our year three BKA Tournament Team!

Congratulations to our new team members: Claire, Natalie, Cristina, Stefan, Mia, Jackson, Ethan, Emily, Kira, Ava, Lauren, Simon, and Kai.

Head Coaches: Scott Knowles, Bernadine Jugdutt
Assistant Coaches: Mike Reynolds, Adam Knowles
Junior Coaches: Michael Chmay, Sidney Taylor

2019/2020 BKA Tournament Team Information

Club Members,

We are excited to launch year three of our BKA Tournament Team!  Our team members received specialized training at exclusive training sessions throughout the year, and every member saw successes at the events they attended.  We’re now ready to select our new team!  The selection process is available for members ranked Green and up, and will be hosted on September 29th at the Grandview Dojo.

Check out the link below for more information, and please contact us if you have any questions.  To register to participate in the tryouts process, please take a moment to fill out the registration form online.

If you are interested in trying out for this year’s team, please complete your application at the link below by September 27th, 2019.

http://edmonton-karate.com/tournamentteamselection.html

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Fall Youth Program Begins September 10th!

Our Youth Program Classes resume on Tuesday, September 10th.
All classes are at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

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

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

  • Note: The minimum age to attend BKA classes is 6 years. 
  • Note: Parents can train for free during the youth class.  You will 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 (new and returning) complete our registration process.
Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the dojo.

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

We hope to see you soon!

Fall Adult Program Begins September 10th!

Our Adult Program Classes resume on Tuesday, September 10th.
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 winter grading in December.

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 ranks are also welcome to train during the introductory classes on Friday and Sunday, as listed above.  This term will conclude with our annual adult winter grading in December.

We require that all students (new and returning) complete our registration process.
Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the dojo.

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

We hope to see you soon!

2019 Summer Camp Registration

The Bushido Karate Association is offering an exciting summer camp for your karate kid! The camp will include opportunities to further karate training in both kata and kumite, as well as enrichment in self-defense, technique, and physical fitness. Your son or daughter will be able to enjoy indoor and outdoor karate, sports, and crafts. Come join us, and have fun!

Registration is now open!
http://www.edmonton-karate.com/summercamp.html

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR…

BUNKAI
The art of analyzing kata to find the application behind the moves. Learn about practical self-defense techniques contained within the katas, and practice general skills to keep yourself safe!

KUMITE
Students will learn the rules of the international ring, work on their kumite strategy, and test their speed and agility with fun and challenging drills!

INTERNATIONAL KATA
A wide range of unique and interesting katas are performed on the international stage. Your child can try out movements and techniques from different styles of karate, and maybe even learn a cool new kata!

“BRING A FRIEND” DAY!
On Wednesday July 31st, students are welcome to bring one friend to join them for the day. Let a friend get a safe & accessible introduction to karate, and show off your own skills!
Note: Participants will be required to fill out the standard Bushido waiver and pay a $20 fee.

Sign up now for a fun-filled, active, and exciting week!

July 29th- August 2nd
Grandview Heights Community Hall
12603 63rd Ave, Edmonton

Cost per Child: $40/day or $160 for the week

Note: Minimum of 10 students registered by June 30, 2019 for camp to go forward.

Black Belt Grading Results

Club Members, the BKA had 5 candidates for grading being examined at the Southern Alberta Black Belt grading in Didsbury on May 4th.  We would like to announce the following rankings:

Sensei Craig Pettie – to Godan (5th Degree)
Sensei Scott Knowles – to Yodan (4th Degree)
Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt – to Sandan (3rd Degree)
Sensei Sara Mah – to Shodan (1st Degree)
Sensei Shawn Larmand – to Shodan (1st Degree)

The Bushido Karate Association is incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished.  Well earned!  Thank you as well to all students and member of the wider BKA family who came to support our club members.  The organization had a great day!