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.
Summer outdoor classes are running at the Grandview Dojo from 6:30PM – 8:00PM on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with appropriate physical distancing measures in place.
In the case of inclement weather, we will switch to a workout over Zoom for that night at the same time.
Launch the Zoom Dojo
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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Outdoor training has continued to go well, and we will continue this as our training method for the next month.
Classes until further notice on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be held at the Grandview Dojo from 6:30PM – 8:00PM (90 minute classes).
If inclement weather prevents us from training, we will notify all members (by 3PM that day) and move to our zoom dojo for class that night.
Please take some time to read the BKA’s relaunch protocol, as emailed out to you. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.
Please take note of the attachments emailed out to you. All protocols as described must be followed for training to be permitted.
Immediate Action Item:
- Fill out the new BKA registration form for 2020/2021. All students must complete this form before returning to any in-person classes.
- Form is available at: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/
Our instructional team understands that everyone’s comfort level regarding a return to training may be different; we are committed to creating an environment where our students feel safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.
I have emailed out the complete document from the BKA which lays out the protocols for in-person training during Phase 2. The notes applicable to outdoor training are included. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.
Some highlights for students to review from the document:
- Before we train all members in attendance must complete the new BKA registration form and waiver.
- Students who have not completed this form will not be permitted to train.
- Students should not expect to have access to the community hall at this point. This means you will need to come changed into appropriate training equipment for the conditions, wearing train shoes, and have filled water bottle(s) with you. Sensei Scott and Sensei James can open the hall in case of an emergency. Be aware that the class is 90 minutes, so consider using the washroom before attending the class.
- Students must complete the checklists included in Appendix A and B prior to class. No students showing any symptoms of COVID 19 should leave their homes to come to class.
- I have emailed out to all members copies of Appendix A and B. It is also available in the handouts section of the website.
- Students will have their own dedicated training area, with social distancing measures for high-intensity activity in place.
- We encourage our students to follow the guidance of Alberta Health Services surrounding the use of masks.
- Masks are not recommended for high-intensity activity by AHS, but it is your choice if you choose to wear one for training.