Bushido Karate Association

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. Learn more about us here, or browse below for the latest news and information from our organization.

Winter Break Classes

Adult Members,

As we move into the holiday season, we will shift to combined classes open to all ranks and the following schedule:

Sunday December 11 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday December 13 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday December 16 - (Grading - Derrick Club)
Sunday December 18 - No class
Tuesday December 20 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday December 23 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm followed by Club Social
Tuesday December 27 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday December 30 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday January 3 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday January 6 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Regular Times resume
Sunday January 8 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday January 10 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday January 13 - 6:00 - 7:30; 7:00 - 9:00

Happy Holidays to all members and friends of the Bushido Karate association.
This closes 22 years serving university-area communities, and we look forward to 2017!

Youth Grading Results

Great grading this morning! 101 candidates, with 74 successfully morning to new ranks.
Thank you to the 14 black belts, 6 members of the adult club, and all of the parents, siblings, and supporters who came out to make the day special for all kids!

Fall Youth Grading


On Saturday, December 10, the BKA will host its Annual Fall Grading for our Youth Members at S. Bruce Smith School 5545 184 Street NW.

9:00 - 10:30 White, White-stripe, Yellow
10:30 - 12:30 - Yellow Stripe, Orange, Orange-Stripe
9:00 - 12:30 - Green and Up

Adult members who would like to volunteer to help and see amazing feats performed by young people are welcome.

Fall Adult Grading


On Friday December 16, the BKA will host its Annual Fall Grading for Adult Members. Given the size of the grading this year, the event will be at the Derrick Club 3500 119 Street, and will run from 6:00 - 9:30 pm. All adult members are welcome to come out to support students being graded.

Fall Fitness Testing


We will conduct our annual Fall Fitness Testing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm of tomorrow Friday, September 30 at the Grandview Dojo.

Wear comfortable work-out clothes, and bring a tape measure, stop watch, pen and comfortable work-out shoes. You may also find a heart-rate monitor helpful.

The protocol is unchanged from the recent past, so you if have a few previous results, print the attached, note previous test results as a bench mark, and bring the sheet along.

Good luck tomorrow!

Sensei Ron's Visit


A reminder that on Friday, September 23, classes will run from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for all ranks as we welcome Sensei Ron Mattie to our Grandview dojo. Please try to make it for this special event!

Q3 Instructors Clinic

All Brown and Black-belt Students,

Reminder. There will be an Instructor's Clinic next Sunday September 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Grandview Heights Community Hall.

As we head back into training and welcome new students, there are certain principles we want taught, and we'll also revisit class structure and discuss age-appropriate development and training techniques.

Black Belt Grading Results


As head instructor of the Bushido Karate Association, I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of our seven new Nidan Instructors, newly promoted on May 7, 2016:
Sensei Sidney Chan, 2nd Dan
Sensei Raye Willms, 2nd Dan
Sensei Crystal Reynolds, 2nd Dan
Sensei Mike Reynolds, 2nd Dan
Sensei Andrij Demianczuk, 2nd Dan
Sensei Adam Knowles, 2nd Dan
Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt, 2nd Dan

Each is beginning to share their personal reflections on the day on Facebook, and it is clear this accomplishment means a lot to them, as it should! I want to acknowledge the splendid organization of our event and support from the Knowles Family:
Sensei Scott Knowles
Sensei Elliott Knowles
Leonie Knowles

I also want to thank other members of the club, who came out to experience the grading and to support the members of our community. I believe we had 8 other students join us on the floor, to witness the spectacle. Well done Bushido, host organization for the Annual 2016 AB provincial grading!

Upcoming Events Online Registration

Students, if you are looking to register for upcoming events - there is a new tab in the menu system of the website that will allow you to register online.  Currently you are able to register for the upcoming Black Belt Grading in May, and the BKA Youth Karate Camp in July.

Click here to look at upcoming events for which you can register!

Tournament Training

Students, our next tournament team training event will be hosted at Grandview on April 10th from 3:30PM-5:30PM.  Sensei Scott hosts these trainings, and are recommended to students blue and up who have a tournament (or grading) focus.  Kata and kumite skills will be honed and polished for any upcoming events.
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