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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The BKA will be returning to in-person classes at the Grandview dojo this September.
Given the situation, we understand that a return to training could be stressful for students. Our team is committed to creating an environment in which students can comfortably make the transition back to training. We will be relaunching with a variety of measures in place to ensure safety for all of our members, and our instructors. Some of these measures include:
- More classes that are slightly shorter to reduce class size, and give the staff time to run enhanced cleaning protocols on the facility.
- Class caps at no more than 18 participants registered per class.
- Social distancing students to a minimum of 2.5 meters between participants.
- Reducing training scope to activities that do not involve person to person contact (this will be revisited as guidance is provided from Alberta Health Services).
- Elimination of the viewing gallery on the side of the dojo. Parents are welcome to view the classes (masked), from the hallways of the facility.
- Students are required to be masked in facility washrooms, hallways, and entryways.
- Mandatory masking for instructors.
- As karate is a physical activity, masks are not required for participants, but students are welcome to wear a mask if they/their guardians wish them to do so. Masking will not exempt students from the social distancing requirements set forth by the BKA.
- Hand sanitizer is provided by the BKA at every facility entrance.