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.



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
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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
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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
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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 SCHEDULETuesday April 16th (Adult Advanced) - CANCELLED FOR ELECTIONFriday April 19th (All Adult Classes) - 6PM-7:30PM &
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Shintani Team Training

Club Members, the Shintani Team will be training at the Grandview dojo this coming weekend!Friday, March 29 6:00 – 9:00 pm at GrandivewSaturday, March 30, 1-5 pm at GrandviewSunday, March 31, 12:00 – 5 pm at Grandview• Sensei Heather and Sensei Michel Gosselin will be in attendance• The SWKKF Shintani Team will be visiting Edmonton at the end of March, and the BKA is pleased to offer them access
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Adult Spring Term Starts January 8th!

Our Adult Program Classes resume on Tuesday, January 8th.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 spring grading in early May.Training for students
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Youth Spring Term Starts January 8th!

Our Youth Program Classes resume on Tuesday, January 8th (and Saturday, January 12th).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 Tuesdays evenings from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  This term will conclude with our annual youth spring
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Holiday Hours

Club members, a reminder about the holiday schedule, effective tonight.Holiday Adult Club training hours (all at Grandview)a. Tuesday December 11 – 6:30 – 8:30 pmb. Friday December 14 – Gradingc. Sunday December 16 – Gradingd. Tuesday December 18 – 6:30 – 8:30 pme. Friday December 21 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm, followed by Christmas Socialf. Sunday – December 23 – 6:00 – 8:00 pmg. Friday
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Fall Youth Classes

Our Youth Program Classes resume on Saturday, September 8th.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 Tuesdays evenings from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. This term will conclude with our annual youth winter grading in December.Training for
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Fall Adult Classes

Our Adult Program Classes resume on Friday, September 7th.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
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Summer Hours

Adult Club Members,We will shift to our summer schedule starting this Tuesday, as follows: • Tuesdays starting May 1 – 6:30PM - 8:30PM (all ranks) • Fridays starting May 18 – 6:30PM - 8:30PM (all ranks) • Last Sunday class – Sunday May 13 – 6:00PM - 8:00PM (all ranks)Upcoming Events: • Adult Grading – May 11th - 6:00PM - 9:00PM - Grandview Dojo (all ranks) • Fitness Testing –
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New Semester Begins January 9th

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a fantastic holiday season.Our classes resume this coming Tuesday (January 9th), at the Grandview Community Hall. Youth Class Times Grandview Dojo - 12603 63rd Ave NW • Tuesday Introductory Youth Classes (White - Yellow Stripe): 5:30PM - 6:30PM • Tuesday Intermediate Youth Classes (Orange - Blue): 6:30PM - 7:30PM • Saturday Introductory Youth Classes (White
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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,
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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 ranksDecember 22: 6:00 - 8:00 pm - all ranks, followed by Holiday SocialDecember 29: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranksJanuary 2: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranksJanuary 5: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - All ranksRegular training times will resume Tuesday, January 9.
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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 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
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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
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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
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Summer Schedule

Adult Club Members,We being to switch to our summer program times this week:Tuesday May 2 - Combined ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pmFriday May 5 - Combined Ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pmSunday May 7 - 6:00 - 8:00 pmTuesday May 9 - Combined ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pmAdult Club Grading - Friday May 12 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
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Return to Classes in 2017

Students, please check our "classes" page for updated information on when classes resume for the youth and adult programs at Grandview, McKernan, and the Derrick dojos.  We're looking forward to a fantastic year in 2017!
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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 pmTuesday December 13 - 6:30 - 8:30 pmFriday December 16 - (Grading - Derrick Club)Sunday December 18 - No classTuesday December 20 - 6:30 - 8:30 pmFriday December 23 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm followed by Club SocialTuesday December 27 - 6:30 - 8:30
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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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Back to Karate!

Students, our 2016 term is in full swing!  There have been some slight changes made to the schedule of some of our classes, so be sure to check your class hours to ensure you or your child are attending the correct classes.  Reminder - it's not too late to start for beginners!  If you have friends or family members who are interested in joining the program, they are welcome to attend
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Holiday Training Hours

Students,After the Adult Gradings on December 11/13, we will shift to the following holiday training hours for all ranks:Sunday December 13 6:00 - 8:00 pmTuesday December 15 6:30 - 8:30 pmFriday December 18 6:30 - 8:30 pmTuesday December 22 6:30 - 8:30 pmTuesday December 29 6:30 - 8:30 pmTuesday January 5 and onward regular training schedule!  Happy Holidays.
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All Classes Resume

Youth classes have resumed at McKernan and the Derrick, and our adult program has began it's fall session at Grandview!  We look forward to seeing our students return this fall for another exciting term, and welcoming new students to our dojo floors.
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April/May Class Schedule

Students, as we move in to grading season there will be a few class scheduling adjustments.There will be no class on Friday May 1st - the black belt grading clinic will be taking place in Okotoks.  There will also be no class on Tuesday May 5th - Grandview Dojo will be used as a polling station for the provincial election.Remainder of April ClassesFriday April 24th - Intro 6:00PM-7:30PM, Advanced
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Pinan Yodan Bunkai Drills

Sensei James Freeman and Sensei Scott Knowles filmed our Pinan Yodan Bunkai flow drill this evening. This sums up about 2 weeks of training in the advanced classes. Take a look at the video, and adapt and vary the drills for what works for you!http://youtu.be/NNKYkJ-ve2g
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Winter Session Has Begun

Students, as of this weekend (Starting Friday, January 9th), all winter sessions have begun at Grandview for Adults, and at McKernan and the Derrick for youth members.  Check out the class times page for more information on which classes would be recommended for your children, or for you!See you at the dojo, and bring a friend!
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BKA Holiday Hours

Students, once our grading seasons completes we will move to combined ranks classes running on our off-season hours.  Check out the information below!Sunday December 14th - 6:00PM - 8:00PMTuesday December 16th - 6:30PM to 8:30PMFriday December 19th - 6:30PM - 8:30PMTuesday December 23th -  6:30PM - 8:30PMFriday December 26th - No ClassTuesday December 30th - 6:30PM - 8:30PMFriday January
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Halloween Class

Students, for Halloween this Friday we will cancel our scheduled adult trainings. Enjoy the weekend with friends and family. Youth class on Saturday and the Teen/Adult class on Sunday will continue to run as normal.
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Thanksgiving Weekend Classes

Students,There will still be classes held at usual times at Grandview, McKernan, and the Derrick for youth and adult programs on Friday and Saturday.  However for Thanksgiving, we will cancel the Sunday night workout for teen/adult members.If you are going down to Calgary for the Nishimura clinics this weekend - have fun, and we'll see you there!
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McKernan Youth Class Rescheduled

Youth Students/Parents,On September 27th (for one class only), we will be giving up our training space to a happy couple looking to get married at the McKernan community hall where we train our youth members.  To make up the training time we have booked out our Grandview dojo for youth students to train from 11:15AM-12:15AM for all ranks.All the best to the happy couple!
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Summer Hours

We are now officially into summer training!  As of May 13th, classes will run on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Grandview.  Adult students of all ranks, and teens green and up are encouraged to attend the summer program as we shift our focus to bunkai, joint locks, body and limb control, throwing, and other fun!
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May Training Schedule

With the completion of the Youth program for this spring, and a number of special events upcoming, I thought I would provide an update on our class times for the next few weeks:Friday May 2 - 6:00 - 7:30; 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Regular Winter ScheduleSunday May 4 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Regular Winter ScheduleTuesday May 6 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm; Regular Winter ScheduleFriday May 9 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm Adult Spring GradingSunday
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Easter Sunday

Just a reminder that we will not hold class on Easter Sunday.  All other scheduled classes remain the same.  Enjoy the time with your family and friends!
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Family Day Weekend Classes

Quick reminder that all classes through the Family Day long weekend (Friday Adults, Saturday Youth, Sunday Adults) will still be running at their usual times.  Have a good weekend, and see you at the dojo!
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Grandview Kids Classes Now at McKernan Community League

Just a reminder to parents of students in our youth program that we have now moved the youth program to McKernan's brand new community league! We have the main hall, as well as a second hall booked in the facility so that all students can train at the same time (on Tuesdays). As such, we will be returning to our standard time of 5:45PM-6:45PM on Tuesdays. Our Saturday multi-class structure will
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Return to Class

We are returning to our regular training schedules this week. The Youth program will run for two weeks on Tuesdays at Grandview from 5:30 to 7:30 pm January 7, and January 14, before shifting to our new home at McKernan's newly-renovated Hall on January 21. Adult classes for the 7th and 14th start at 7:30 pm, and run to 9:00 pm. On the 21st, we'll return to our 7-9 pm format on Tuesdays.

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Final Winter Break Class

Students,We have one more Friday class January 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on our holiday format hours. I will be at the dojo by 5:45, as I want to do some equipment maintenance, so if you want to start early, you can. I'll also have our new January-February Strength Training program ready for to unveil!We return to our regular Friday format on January 10.Happy New Year!
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Karate Over The Holidays

With 105 students receiving new ranks throughout our grading weekend, the fall semester draws to a close.  Youth students can enjoy a short break throughout the holiday season, but adult classes will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30-8:30.  We will host two more Sunday classes on December 15th, and December 22nd from 6:00-8:00.Adult Training ScheduleTuesday, December 10th - 6:30PM-8:30PMFriday,
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Tuesday Adult Class Times

As a result of incredible registration in our youth program, we have had to add a second youth class on Tuesdays.  As a result, adult training will not begin until 7:30 now on Tuesday. We know 9:00 pm is a hard deadline for a number of you, and so we will push strength training to an optional time on Tuesdays of 9:00 - 9:30 pm.On behalf of the Youth program, I want to thank all Adult members for
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Tuesday Youth Class Times Adjusted

As announced in class last Tuesday, we are overwhelmed and humbled by the turn-out we have received to our Tuesday time.  Last week, we set a record for having 48 kids on the floor. This, however, creates a problem, as the space and amount of equipment available is not sized to have this many students present at the same time. As such, we are splitting the Tuesday time into two separate
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Early Fall Strength Training Video

Our fall strength training program has been set and introduced to the club.  Take a moment to look through the video exploring and describing the stations in detail.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Do12JV0orI
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Fall Class Times Now Available

Our fall semester is getting close! Class times for both adult and youth students the fall have been posted to the website. Whether you're a new student or an old pro, we hope to see you this fall! Summer advanced classes for adults will continue running until the fall semester begins.Grandview DojoYouth Classes Resume on Saturday September 7th, 2013.Tuesday Classes (All Ranks): 5:45PM - 6:45PM Saturday
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Jion

Sensei Scott has spent time studying the kata Jion, and we'll make that our summer 2013 new kata. We'll learn the kata this week, and also continue our clinch striking drills.On Youtube, you can find a few Wado versions, and it is also worthwhile to study Shotokan and Shitoryu versions too, for the subtle differences between the movements, stance, and focus points. Here is a good version to study:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=N2PcEm9eXBw&NR=1The
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Summer Hours

As of now we are in to summer hours for training.  Class times will be from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays, with Sundays on hiatus until the fall.A reminder that this friday however, fitness testing will be taking place at the dojo from 6:00-9:00.  Bring your stop watch, runners, a measuring tape, and plenty of determination.
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New Term

Happy New Year! I hope you are enjoying the last free days of holidays prior to a return to school and your regular activities. Karate resumes this Tuesday, January 8 at 5:45 pm at Grandview Heights for all ranks, and Saturday, January 12 for split training times. Remember that if you were newly promoted to Orange, you can now come to the 10:30 am class on Saturday morning!New This TermRegardless
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Fall Schedule

Our fall schedule resumes shortly. The adult programs resume as early as September 7th and the youth programs September 8th. For a detailed breakdown go to the Class Times section of the website.
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Summer Times - 6:30-8:30

Summer Training is currently Tuesday, and Friday. Both classes will be from 6:30 - 8:30. Classes will build on what was explored in the previous class so try to attend as regularly as possible.
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No Class on Friday

Reminder - No class this Friday May 4. All club members are invited to come to the pre-Grading clinic from 7 - 9 pm at Lillian Osborne School. As the host club, I want to make sure we make the event a success for all guests and for our four club members hoping to achieve new ranks. We will need some help by 6:15 pm to help clear the gym for the clinic, so if you could arrive early, that would be appreciated.
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Classes Resume

Grandview Adult/Teen and Youth classes resume on January 6th and 7th respectively. Derrick programs resume on January 10th. Check Class Times for specific days and times. Grandview is offering additional opportunities for parents to train at the same time as their children on Saturdays (both 9:00 and 10:30 times will be available now).
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Tuesday Class

The adult class on Tuesday Dec. 13th has been rescheduled for Wednesday Dec. 14th from 6-9. The focus will be grading preparation for the 16th.
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Thanksgiving Sunday

No class Sunday, Oct. 9th due to the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Adult Summer Training Times

Tuesdays: 6:30 to 9:30 pmFridays: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
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Strength and Conditioning

The new strength and condition program for Jan and Feb has been posted to the Members section.
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Adult Training in January 2011

Happy New Year!Adult Green-and-up training resumes Tuesday January 4 at 7:00 pm, with White to Orange Training resuming Friday January 7 at 6:00 pm. With the turn of the calendar, we also enter a new phase of our strength training, with a shift to plyometric work to develop explosive power. It will be challenging :-)
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Youth Training in January 2011

Happy New Year.Youth Training resumes Tuesday January 4 at 5:45 pm and on Saturday January 8 at 9:00 am for White-Yellow Stripe, at 10:30 am for Orange and up.Registration for the term running from January to May is also now due.
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Holiday Season Schedule

Year-end 2010 and Back to Training in 2011 SundaysDec 5th: Regular times12th: Cancelled; attend Tuesday19th: Cancelled; attend Tuesday26th Cancelled; attend Tuesday2rd: Cancelled; attend Tuesday9th: Regular times resumeTuesdays7th: Regular times14th: 7:00 – 9:00 all ranks21st: 6:30 – 8:30 all ranks28th: 6:30 – 8:30 all ranks 4th: 7:00 – 9:00 Advanced11th: 7:00 – 9:00 AdvancedFridays10th:
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Reminder: No class Tues. June 29th

There is a function at the dojo this evening (June 29th) so the facility isn't available to us. We are back on schedule on Friday (July 2nd).See you all then.
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Holiday Training Times

The fall youth term concluded on Dec. 15th, preceded by our annual grading on Dec. 12th. Youth classes will resume on January 9th (Sat.) and 12th (Tue.).The 2010 regular adult schedule resumes Friday, Jan. 8th.
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Sept-Oct 2009 Strength Training Program

Students, September marks the resumption of our 8-month strength training program. Designed specifically to complement karate training, we begin Phase 1 of the Program - Technique and Muscular Endurance.The program has been uploaded to the Members Only section. Check it out!
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New Training Equipment!

The BKA is pleased to have received four Bob XL striking "bags" on water-filled bases to supplement its growing list of equipment used to support top quality training for our members. In addition to a full complement of professional strength training equipment to support our base fitness program, we have striking shields, focus mitts, grappling puzzle mats and now Bobs to take our training training
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Winter Session Begins

Adult Beginners Resumes Sunday, January 4thFriday 6:00 - 7:30 pmSunday 7:00 - 9:00 pmTuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with advanced students)Adult Advanced Resumes Friday, January 2ndFriday 7:00 - 9:00 pmTuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pmSunday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (dojo open)Grandview Youths Resumes Tuesday, January 6thSaturday 9:00 - 10:30 am (beginners)Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 pm (advanced)Tuesday 5:45 - 6:45 pm (all ranks)Derrick
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