Welcome to the Bushido Karate Association
The Bushido Karate Association is a Non-Profit Organization that has been offering youth and adult programs to people in the University-Area and southwest communities in Edmonton since 1993.
Our mission is to help you or your child unlock mental and physical talents in order to lead a richer life.
Wado-Kai Karate is not about fighting, but rather, developing the self-confidence to seek peace when anger and conflict seem like the logical course of action. However, should karate technique be required to attain personal defence, we believe that it should be delivered with speed and power, simply but effectively.
Success in the martial arts is about positive attitude and sweat. It is also about training in a balanced program that develops all aspects of fitness – cardio, muscular strength and endurance, balance, power, and flexibility. Our instructors are trained in basic fitness theory and offer a program backed by current thinking from exercise physiology. We have helped scores of people set and achieve personal goals and to live healthy, active lifestyles.
The Bushido Karate Association has been teaching youth programs in the University area since 1993. Our team of nationally certified instructors is focussed on creating a fun and structured environment to help your child achieve their goals. We are proud that many of our instructors began in our youth program, and their love of martial arts has continued into their professional lives.
The BKA’s adult program has been running since 1993, under the direction of Sensei James Freeman and Sensei Craig Pettie. The adult program features a combination of traditional karate training with exploration of practical self defence principles, based in the study of the application of Karate. Each of our adult classes also features a 30 minute strength training and conditioning program.
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Club Members, Happy New Year!
On behalf of our instructor team, I wish you and your families all the best in the new year. There is still a certain degree of unknowns due to the current restrictions in place by Alberta Health Services, but we are excited to announce our 2021 Return to Karate.
Classes will resume for our adult program on Friday, January 15th.
Please take a moment to fill out the applicable registration method listed below.
If we remain in lockdown after January 11th, live interactive classes will be taught digitally via our zoom dojos.
When we are permitted to re-open our dojo doors, we will shift our classes back to in-person training following the COVID protocols for in-person physical activity that many of our current members are already accustomed to from last term.*
*These protocols may be modified to reflect updated guidance from AHS.
A full breakdown of our protocols are available at this link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BKA-Relaunch-Protocol-v2.pdf
BKA will continue to simulcast the classes in the zoom digital dojos for the entire term, for those members who are uncomfortable or unable to attend in-person.
Tuesday Advanced Classes – Blue Belts and up – 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Friday All Ranks Classes – White Belts and Up – 6:00PM – 7:10PM
Friday Advanced Classes – Blue Belts and up – 7:15PM – 9:00PM
Sunday All Ranks Classes – White Belts and up – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Online Registration: COVID protocols dictate that the BKA must enforce strict class caps, and as such, all classes will be capped at 18 for this term. Please complete the applicable registration as soon as possible to secure your spot in our program.
Students Returning from Fall 2020 Term: You have all already completed the registration form and waiver, and do not need to complete it again. Please visit this link to let us know you are returning this term: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online-returning/
Students Returning from Terms Prior to Fall 2020: Full completion of the BKA Member Application and Waiver is required for participation in classes from the BKA. If you have completed this form prior to January 1st, 2021, you will need to complete it again. Please register online for classes at http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/
New Students: Full completion of the BKA Member Application and Waiver is required for participation in classes from the BKA. If you have completed this form prior to January 1st, 2021, you will need to complete it again. Please register online for classes at http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/