Fitness With A Purpose

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.



One more class... and happy holidays!

We will host one more class this coming Tuesday, December 12th for Grandview youth students.  This will be done in the standard 5:30-6:30/6:30-7:30 split classes.  We’ll have some fun, get a sweat on, and enjoy one more workout for the term!

After that, we will pause classes for the winter break, and return for the new semester on January 9th.  See you then!

Tournament team members, you have one more workout this year - Sunday, December 17th!

On behalf of the instructional staff of the Bushido Karate Association… we wish you a happy holiday season, and all the best in the year to come!
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Youth Grading Results

Youth Grading complete! We had 87 youth students on the floor, with 54 moving to new ranks.

I want to thank all parents for their support through this fall training session. I also want to thank the 16 instructors and 10 members of the Adult club who came out to help. Your dedication and efforts helped make the event a meaningful one for our students.
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Holiday Hours

The Bushido Karate Association Adult program will switch to holiday schedule training starting Tuesday, December 19, as follows:

  • December 19: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - all ranks
  • December 22: 6:00 - 8:00 pm - all ranks, followed by Holiday Social
  • December 29: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranks
  • January 2: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranks
  • January 5: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranks

Regular training times will resume Tuesday, January 9.
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Youth Grading

Club members,

The BKA annual Spring Youth Grading will be held Saturday, December 9th at S Bruce Smith School.  More information is available on the Event Flyer PDF, available in our Events section online.

The grading is split into two parts, to accommodate the number of students we have:

  • a. If your son or daughter is currently a white, white-stripe, yellow, or is green belt or higher, then they are to arrive by 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start.  For white, white stripe, and yellow, your grading will be done by 10:30, and you’ll be free to go at that time.
  • b. If your son or daughter is currently yellow stripe, orange, or orange stripe, they should be at the venue by 10:15 for a 10:30 am start.  Their grading will be done by 12:45.
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Youth Tournament This Weekend

The instructors of the Grandview and Derrick Bushido Karate clubs are proud to announce our FALL YOUTH KARATE TOURNAMENT. Its going to be an amazing and fun experience. You can expect a morning full of friendly competition in kata, kumite, and pad kumite.  If you haven’t been to a tournament before, they are a great way to meet new friends, have a lot of fun, learn some new techniques, and demonstrate your skill. We will also see in attendance our brand new BKA Tournament Team.  This will be a very special day for all. See You There!

Location:
Mother Margaret Mary Catholic School
2010 Leger Rd NW

Date:
Saturday October 21, 2017

Times:
WHITE / WHITE STRIPE - 9 am (sharp)
YELLOW AND ABOVE - 10 am (sharp) to 1pm

Please arrive minimum 15 minutes early Students May Leave When Their Ring Completes


General Information
• Arrive on time / Remain to completion of your ring.
• Support and encourage your fellow competitors
• Make new friends.
• Practice your kata(s) prior to your competition time.
• Relax and have fun.
• The spirit of this event is for all competitors to have a safe and fun experience with their fellow karate-ka.
• Excessive contact or any un-sports-person like behavior will not be permitted.

MOUTH GUARDS AND HAND PADS ARE MANDATORY!
Please see Sensei Freeman PRIOR to tournament to purchase if needed. On a  first come basis, we will have a few pairs of hand pads to loan out.


Please Note. Participating students must be have completed the Bushido Karate Association online registration form. Students who have not completed their registration will NOT be allowed to participate.

White belts will spar with instructors. All other ranks will spar within their own rank level.
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Thanksgiving

Club members,

a reminder there will be no classes scheduled for Sunday, October 8th.  Happy Thanksgiving from the BKA instructional staff!
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Fall Fitness Testing

Adult Members,

A reminder that we will be hosting our fall fitness test on September 29th at the Grandview dojo from 6:00PM - 9:00PM.

The protocol is scheduled to take the full three hours.  The testing protocol is designed to assist you in benchmarking your overall fitness and will guide goal setting for the future.

Please bring a copy of the testing protocol (distributed over email), comfortable workout clothes, running shoes, a measuring tape, and a stopwatch.

Wearables for tracking things like heart rate are also welcome, and encouraged!  Remember to fuel up 2-3 hours before to maximize your success at the event.
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Fall Adult Classes at Grandview

Students, our fall semester will be starting at Grandview in the next couple weeks.  Here are the hours for the classes at the Grandview dojo!

Fall Session Begins September 8th, 2017.
• Tuesday Advanced Classes (Blue and up): 7:30PM - 9:00PM
• Friday Introductory Classes (White - Blue) : 6:00PM - 7:30PM
• Friday Advanced Classes (Blue and up) : 7:00PM - 9:00PM
• Sunday All Ranks Classes (White and up): 6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Fall Youth Classes at Grandview

We have moved the location of our youth program back to the Grandview Community Hall. We have a fantastic and longstanding relationship with the community hall; it offers a nurturing and energetic environment for our members.  To better manage space and instructor student ratios, we have split the classes into two different programs on both Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Please see below for the appropriate classes for your son or daughter.

Here is the information you need as we get ready for the return of classes this September:
 
First Saturday Class: September 9th
Saturday Introductory Classes (White - Yellow Stripe): 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Saturday Advanced Classes (Orange - Blue): 10:30AM - 12:00PM
 
First Tuesday Class: September 12th
Tuesday Introductory Classes (White - Yellow Stripe): 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Tuesday Advanced Classes (Orange - Blue): 6:30PM - 7:30PM
 
All Class times are at Grandview Community Hall - 12603 63rd Avenue, Edmonton.
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Derrick Youth Classes

Derrick Club Youth Classes Resume September 9th, 2017.

• Tuesday Class (Mini Ninjas: White - Yellow aged 5-8): 6:00PM - 7:00PM
• Tuesday Class (Youth Ninjas: White - Orange Stripe aged 9-13): 6:00PM - 7:15PM
• Tuesday Class (Advanced Ninjas: White - Orange aged 14+, and all Green+): 7:00PM - 8:30PM
• Saturday Class (Youth Ninjas: White - Orange Stripe aged 5-13): 10:00AM - 11:15AM
• Saturday Class (Teen Ninjas: White - Orange aged 14+ and all Green+): 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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