Youth Classes

Our organization has youth and adult programs in the University area.  We are always interested in new members joining our programs, so please contact one of our program leads listed below, and arrange to attend class at our dojo!

12603 63rd Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dojo located in the Community Hall.

Head Instructor
Sensei Scott Knowles, 4th Dan

Program Leads
Sensei Scott Knowles, 4th Dan
Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt, 3rd Dan

Term Dates

  • Fall 2021 Term: Begins September 11th, 2021, and concludes with our Fall Youth Grading on December 4th, 2021.
  • Winter 2022 Term:  Begins January 8th, 2022, and concludes with our Winter Youth Grading on April 23rd, 2022.

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday Introductory Classes
    White, White Stripe, Yellow
    5:30PM – 6:30PM
  • Tuesday Intermediate Classes
    Yellow Stripe, Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue
    6:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Saturday Introductory Classes
    White, White Stripe, Yellow
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
  • Saturday Intermediate Classes
    Yellow Stripe, Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue
    10:30AM – 12:00PM

Additional Information

  • Classes are appropriate for students ages 6 to 14.
  • 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 theough the club once the term begins.
The new Public Health protocols have been 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:

 

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

The BKA will offer in-person training at the dojo this Fall, with safe training protocols in place, including limitations on use of equipment, limitations on close contact with others to a “trusted cohort”, and social distancing.

The BKA has not made vaccination mandatory, but active members have self-identified as being vaccinated.  Masking is allowed as comfort dictates. 

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

BKA will continue to practice enhanced cleaning measures as well as providing hand sanitizer at all dojo entrances.

Members are reminded, “if you feel unwell, stay home.

Solo Work/Partnered Training

  • BKA will continue to practice solo form technique and kata in classes.
  • BKA will not do any group interactive drills for the duration of the Summer/Fall 2021 terms (i.e. rolling line, roaming striking shields, etc). 
  • BKA will commit to offering both partnered and solo versions of drills for the duration of the Summer/Fall 2021 terms.
  • Notes on partnered activities: 
    • If two students are comfortable working as partners in the class for drills, they are welcome to do so, but both partners must agree to this on an individual basis.
    • No student should feel obligated to work with a partner if they are uncomfortable doing so. Solo versions of all drills will also be offered. 
    • If partnering, BKA asks that students stick with a single dedicated partner as often as you can.  
      • If your partner is not available and there is another person on the floor available to partner, students may do so at their discretion and comfort level, and both must agree to this on an individual basis.

Registration for our program can be completed online, but we do not accept payments online at this time.  Payment for classes can be completed by e-Transfer (sales@edmonton-karate.com).