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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.



2019/2020 BKA Tournament Team Information

Club Members,

We are excited to launch year three of our BKA Tournament Team!  Our team members received specialized training at exclusive training sessions throughout the year, and every member saw successes at the events they attended.  We’re now ready to select our new team!  The selection process is available for members ranked Green and up, and will be hosted on September 29th at the Grandview Dojo.

Check out the link below for more information, and please contact us if you have any questions.  To register to participate in the tryouts process, please take a moment to fill out the registration form online.

If you are interested in trying out for this year’s team, please complete your application at the link below by September 27th, 2019.

http://edmonton-karate.com/tournamentteamselection.html

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Fall Youth Program Begins September 10th!

Our Youth Program Classes resume on Tuesday, September 10th.
All classes are at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Training for students currently ranked White, White Stripe, Yellow, and Yellow Stripe is on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, and on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual youth winter grading in December.

Training for students currently ranked Orange, Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe, Blue, and Blue Stripe is on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, and on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual youth winter grading in December.

  • Note: The minimum age to attend BKA classes is 6 years. 
  • Note: Parents can train for free during the youth class.  You will receive instruction in the same techniques, and this offers a unique perspective for you as a parent into the experience and skills your child is building.
We require that all students (new and returning) complete our registration process.
Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the dojo.

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/orderequipment.html

We hope to see you soon!

Fall Adult Program Begins September 10th!

Our Adult Program Classes resume on Tuesday, September 10th.
All classes are at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.

Training for students currently ranked White, Yellow, Orange, and Green, and Blue is on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and on Sunday evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual adult winter grading in December.

Training for students currently ranked Blue, Brown, and Black is on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, and on Friday evenings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  These ranks are also welcome to train during the introductory classes on Friday and Sunday, as listed above.  This term will conclude with our annual adult winter grading in December.

We require that all students (new and returning) complete our registration process.
Complete our on-line registration form here: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/registeronline.html
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the dojo.

Are you looking for new gear?  The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link: http://www.edmonton-karate.com/orderequipment.html

We hope to see you soon!

2019 Summer Camp Registration

The Bushido Karate Association is offering an exciting summer camp for your karate kid! The camp will include opportunities to further karate training in both kata and kumite, as well as enrichment in self-defense, technique, and physical fitness. Your son or daughter will be able to enjoy indoor and outdoor karate, sports, and crafts. Come join us, and have fun!

Registration is now open!
http://www.edmonton-karate.com/summercamp.html


THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR…

BUNKAI
The art of analyzing kata to find the application behind the moves. Learn about practical self-defense techniques contained within the katas, and practice general skills to keep yourself safe!

KUMITE
Students will learn the rules of the international ring, work on their kumite strategy, and test their speed and agility with fun and challenging drills!

INTERNATIONAL KATA
A wide range of unique and interesting katas are performed on the international stage. Your child can try out movements and techniques from different styles of karate, and maybe even learn a cool new kata!

“BRING A FRIEND” DAY!
On Wednesday July 31st, students are welcome to bring one friend to join them for the day. Let a friend get a safe & accessible introduction to karate, and show off your own skills!
Note: Participants will be required to fill out the standard Bushido waiver and pay a $20 fee.


Sign up now for a fun-filled, active, and exciting week!

July 29th- August 2nd
Grandview Heights Community Hall
12603 63rd Ave, Edmonton

Cost per Child: $40/day or $160 for the week

Note: Minimum of 10 students registered by June 30, 2019 for camp to go forward.

Black Belt Grading Results

Club Members, the BKA had 5 candidates for grading being examined at the Southern Alberta Black Belt grading in Didsbury on May 4th.  We would like to announce the following rankings:

Sensei Craig Pettie - to Godan (5th Degree)
Sensei Scott Knowles - to Yodan (4th Degree)
Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt - to Sandan (3rd Degree)
Sensei Sara Mah - to Shodan (1st Degree)
Sensei Shawn Larmand - to Shodan (1st Degree)

The Bushido Karate Association is incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished.  Well earned!  Thank you as well to all students and member of the wider BKA family who came to support our club members.  The organization had a great day!

Summer Training/Fitness Testing

Club Members,

It has been an incredibly exciting term, and a fantastic year for the Bushido Karate Association. 
Thank you for all your support, and congratulations on a fantastic year of training.
You are what made our 25th anniversary special!

SPRING FITNESS TESTING 2019 (ALL TEEN/ADULT MEMBERS)
With the gradings behind us, we are almost through all of our events!  Our final event is fitness testing this Friday, May 17th at the Grandview dojo.
The event will run for three hours, from 6PM-9PM.  Attendance is highly encouraged!  More information to follow for that event.

SUMMER TRAINING 2019 (ALL TEEN/ADULT MEMBERS)
Our summer schedule begins tonight at the Grandview dojo.  Classes will run over the summer on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30PM-8:30PM.
The Sunday kyu belt introductory class will be discontinued until September.  All ranks are welcome to train and attend classes on Tuesday and Friday nights.

The summer term is designed to allow students to explore other concepts integral to your success in karate in greater depth. 
This includes a heavier focus on self protection skills, some throwing/takedowns, and plenty of other exciting topics!  Attendance is encouraged for all ranks.

Registration for the summer term is due.  Please see Sensei Scott to take care of summer fees.

Adult Grading Results

Great grading last night! 17 promotions to all coloured belt ranks, including 9 new green belts. 45 people at the dojo, including 15 instructors, and 24 women. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms who worked hard on Friday!

BKA Bunkai Clinic - Shintani Level 1

Club Members,

The BKA will be hosting a provincial clinic on Sunday April 28th at The Derrick Club Dojo (10:00AM - 2:00PM).  The information flyer is attached.

Attendance at this event is encouraged for youth students ranked orange and up, and highly recommended all adult members.

Online registration is available on our website - at this link: http://edmonton-karate.com/bunkaiclinic.php

BKA members will have explored some of these concepts in class before - but this clinic is a 4 hour deep dive on bunkai fundamentals that will support your training in class and success at upcoming gradings (and prime adult members for summer training)!  Content explored at this clinic will be used as part of the upcoming adult grading on May 10th at Grandview.  This clinic also counts towards your time requirements for coloured belt gradings, and clinic requirements for black belt candidates.

This will also be a sanctioned event for the Shintani Instructor Certification Program.
Details here: https://shintani.ca/swkkf/instructor-certification-program.html

We hope to see you there!

Whitecourt Tournament Results

Congratulations to the 32 members of the Bushido Karate Association who attended the Whitecourt Tournament last Saturday. There were a number of notable performances:

Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt Gold in Kumite, Silver in Kata
Sensei Raye Willms Bronze in Kumite
Sensei Elise Leong-Sit Gold in Kata, Bronze in Open Kata, Silver in Kumite
Sensei Michael Chmay Bronze in Kata, Silver in Kumite
Sensei Scott Knowles Silver in Kata
Sensei Craig Pettie Bronze in Kumite
Shawn Larmand Silver in Kata, Gold in Kumite
Ryan Bangit Gold in Kata, Gold in Kumite
Sara Mah Gold in Kata, Gold in Kumite
Andrea Margaret Milne-Epp Bronze in Kata
Ava Milne-Epp Bronze in Kumite
Ethan Wang Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite
Kai Barrett Silver in Kata
Danilo Bangit Gold in Kata, Gold in Kumite
Claire Beaudoin Bronze in Kata, Silver in Kumite

Our junior members ranks Blue and down and team members collected a further 20 medals with very strong showings in their divisions.

On behalf of the seniors Instructors, I am proud of all accomplishments for all of our students. I'd also like to credit the Instructors working with the BKA Tournament Team for the obvious success of your program.

Upcoming Classes

Club Members,

Please note the changes to our upcoming schedule. 

We will still have adult introductory and advanced classes on Friday, April 19th.
We will cancel classes on Sunday, April 21st.

We also have a few upcoming events where we would appreciate your support!

ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday April 16th (Adult Advanced) - CANCELLED FOR ELECTION
Friday April 19th (All Adult Classes) - 6PM-7:30PM & 7PM-9PM
Saturday April 20th (Youth Grading) - 9AM-1PM @ Mother Margaret Mary School
Sunday April 21st (Adult Class) - CANCELLED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Tuesday April 23rd (Adult Advanced Class) - 7:30PM-9PM
Friday April 26th (Adult Classes) - 6PM-7:30PM & 7PM-9PM
Sunday April 28th (Bunkai Level 1 Clinic) - 10AM-2PM @ Derrick Club
Sunday April 28th (Adult Class) - 6PM-8PM
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