Adult Karate Resumes September 9th, 2022

Registration is now open! All classes are held at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Term Dates
Fall 2022 Term: Begins September 9th, 2022, and concludes with our Fall Adult Grading on December 9th, 2022.  

Registration for the Fall 2022 term will close on October 15th, 2022, or earlier if classes are filled.

Class Schedule
Tuesday Advanced Classes
Blue Belts and up
7:30PM – 9:00PM

Friday All Ranks Classes
White Belts – Black Belts
6:00PM – 7:30PM

Friday Advanced Classes
Blue Belts and up
7:00PM – 9:00PM

Sunday All Ranks Classes
White Belts – Black Belts
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Stay up to date on class information at: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/classes-and-events/adult-classes/

  • Registration for the term gives you unlimited access to all classes appropriate for your rank, for the duration of the term.  You can train as often as your schedule allows!
  • Uniforms are not required.  Members are welcome to train in comfortable workout clothes.  If you would like a uniform, they are available to purchase through the club once the term begins.
  • Members are reminded to stay home if they feel unwell, until your symptoms resolve.  

We will not be offering any digital streaming of our adult classes this term.  Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in the dojo!

Registration and Term Fees
We require that all students complete our registration form.  This includes our Member Code of Conduct and Harassment Policy, which have been updated for Fall 2022.
Any students who have filled out the form prior to August 14th, 2022 are required to fill it out again.

Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/
Payment for term fees can be completed by eTransfer to sales@edmonton-karate.com.

Equipment
Are you or a family member looking for new gear?  The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/members/order-equipment/

Youth Karate Resumes September 10th, 2022

Registration is now open! Our Youth Program Classes resume on Saturday, September 10th.
All classes are held at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Term Dates
Fall 2022 Term: Begins September 10th, 2022, and concludes with our Fall Youth Grading on December 10th, 2022.
Registration for the Fall 2022 term will close on October 15th, 2022, or earlier if classes are filled.

Class Schedule
Tuesday Introductory Classes
White, White Stripe, Yellow, Yellow Stripe
5:30PM – 6:30PM

Tuesday Intermediate Classes
Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue
6:30PM – 7:30PM

Saturday Introductory Classes
White, White Stripe, Yellow, Yellow Stripe
9:30AM – 10:30AM

Saturday Intermediate Classes
Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue
10:30AM – 12:00PM

Stay up to date on class information at: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/classes-and-events/youth-classes/

  • Classes are appropriate for students ages 6 to 13.  Students under the age of 6 are not eligible to join this program.
  • Registration for the term gives you unlimited access to all classes appropriate for your rank, for the duration of the term.  You can train as often as your schedule allows!
  • Uniforms are not required.  Members are welcome to train in comfortable workout clothes.  If you would like a uniform, they are available to purchase through the club once the term begins.
  • Members are reminded to stay home if they feel unwell, until your symptoms resolve.  

We will not be offering any digital streaming of our youth classes this term.  Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in the dojo!

Registration and Term Fees
We require that all students complete our registration form.  This includes our Member Code of Conduct and Harassment Policy, which have been updated for Fall 2022.
Any students who have filled out the form prior to August 14th, 2022 are required to fill it out again.

Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/
Payment for term fees can be completed by eTransfer to sales@edmonton-karate.com.

Equipment
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/members/order-equipment/

In Person Classes Resume January 21st/22nd, 2022

We continue to monitor the Covid situation in Alberta and in other provinces. We delayed the launch of our adult and youth programs by three weeks to survey the current situation, and make appropriate and responsible decisions for our members. In assessing both the situation, our safety protocols, and our track record, we believe we can safely resume in-class training as we had originally planned.  All instructors are vaccinated and boosted (and +2 weeks), as our personal safety and yours is important to us.

To stay up to date on what we are doing, we have created a page on our website showing program status, and listing all current protocols.

The BKA strongly reminds members, if you are sick, or if you or any members of your family have any known symptoms of COVID-19, to please stay home.

Please note, that the Restriction Exemption Program now applies to any member aged 12 or older. Any 12+ member participating in any classes from the BKA must have proof of double vaccination via QR code scan.

Link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/covid-19/


Online Registration for the new term is now open. All members are required to complete the registration form, even if you did so in the fall/prior to the start of this term. Once we hit our class size caps, registration for this term will close.

Registration Link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/register-online/

Adult Karate Update: September 16th, 2021

You have likely already heard the new Public Health protocols laid out by the provincial government. 
The full protocols are available here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

In response to these measures, the BKA will implement the following changes to the adult program, effective immediately:

Adult Classes: 

As of Thursday, Sept 16:

  • Implement Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of double vaccination from all adult members to be able to attend classes
    • “Check-in” table to confirm and document proof of vaccination before class
    • Proof of vaccination only need be presented once
  • Implement Restrictions Exemption Program as above for any youth program members wishing to also attend adult classes
  • Suspend high intensity interval/cardio portion of strength training; will reassess every 2 weeks
  • Suspend all partner work; will reassess every 2 weeks
  • 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. 
  • 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)

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.

With regards to the Restrictions Exemption Program, proof of vaccination with both doses can be provided in the following ways:

  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination statement from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords
  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination card from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords (available as of Sunday Sept 19)
  • Hard copy/photograph/screenshot of vaccination sheet provided at time of vaccination

The BKA is committed to acting in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of its members, and fully supports this policy enacted by the provincial government.  With this program in place, you and your fellow club members will be able to continue to train in an activity you enjoy, in a safe, responsible, and stress-free way.  Not following this policy would have required a shut down of club operations for the foreseeable future and full transition back to ZOOM.  

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the dojo!

Youth Karate Update: September 16th, 2021

You have likely already heard the new Public Health protocols laid out by the provincial government.
The full protocols are available here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

The BKA is committed to acting in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of its members, and in enabling students to continue to train in a safe, responsible, and stress-free way. Of note, our existing Covid policy already follows many of the restrictions outlined in the latest provincial guidance. 

In response to these new measures, the BKA will take the following actions effective immediately:

Youth Classes:
Falls under “18 and under” restrictions.

As of Thursday, Sept 16:

  • Reinforce symptom screening before class
    • Implement temporary “check-in” screening table before class for at least the next two weeks
    • Symptom checklist prominently displayed at entrance to facility
    • Parents/students are asked to review symptom checklist at home before class, and not attend if they screen positive
  • Suspend all partner work; will reassess every 2 weeks
  • 2 m social distancing at all times
  • Instructors will be masked at all times
  • Parent/spectator seating will be limited and distanced
  • Continue with enhanced cleaning protocols, open windows for airflow, etc., as outlined in previously circulated Covid policy (available on website)

The BKA will continue to monitor, react to, and exceed recommended public health measures.

For any older youth program students who also wish to attend adult program classes:

The adult program is subject to different restrictions and in particular will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program to be able to continue to operate. This means that youth program students will be required to provide proof of double vaccination in order to attend adult classes. Note that this only applies to students who wish to attend adult program classes. Students only attending youth program classes DO NOT need to provide proof of vaccination.

Proof of vaccination with both doses can be provided in the following ways:

  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination statement from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords
  • Print out/screenshot of vaccination card from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords (available as of Sunday Sept 19)
  • Hard copy/photograph/screenshot of vaccination sheet provided at time of vaccination

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the dojo!

Karate Summer Schedule / BKA Summer Celebration

Club Members, 

With the completion of the clinic series, we have shifted to fully in person classes for the remainder of the summer.We appreciate the continued training each of you has done on Zoom over the past several months.

Summer Term Class Schedule (concludes on September 5th, 2021).
• Tuesday All Ranks Classes (6:30PM – 8:30PM)
• Friday All Ranks Classes (6:30PM – 8:30PM)
• Sunday All Ranks Classes (6:00PM – 8:00PM)

BKA Summer Celebration
The BKA will host our return to dojo summer celebration on Tuesday July 20th, 2021 (from ~8:30PM-9:00PM).  This is a delay of one week due to instructor and student availability.
Come out and celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and its members over the past 18 months.  Awards and rankings will be presented.  The instructor team would love to get photos of everyone at this event, so if you can make it out, please attend! :-).