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 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 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 Tuesdays 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’ll 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:
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the first class.

Is your son or daughter looking for new gear? The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link:

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 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 students 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:
Payment is by cash or cheque and can be completed at the first class.

Are you looking for new gear? The BKA will be accepting orders for new gear online, available at this link:

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 – May 18h - 6:00PM - 9:00PM - Grandview Dojo  (all ranks)

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 - Yellow Stripe): 9:30AM-10:30AM
• Saturday Intermediate Youth Classes (Orange - Blue): 10:30AM-12:00PM

Adult Class Times
Grandview Dojo - 12603 63rd Ave NW
• Tuesday Advanced Classes: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
• Friday Beginner Classes: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
• Friday Advanced Classes: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
• Sunday All Ranks Classes: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

We thank you for taking the time to fill out our registration documents in the fall, and as such you will not have to for the spring term.
If you did not fill out the form (or are new to the dojo), please visit our website to register:

A reminder that class fees are due for the upcoming term.  Please see Sensei Scott to take care of payment for the January - April term.

As in the fall term, we will be hosting a youth inter-club tournament on February 17th.  More information to follow.

We are excited to get back to training - and are looking forward to seeing you all this week!

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!

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.


Club members,

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

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

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.

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

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 pm
Friday May 5 - Combined Ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday May 7 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday May 9 - Combined ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Adult Club Grading - Friday May 12 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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!

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!

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.

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 class and try it out.

In the winter season we see a variety of training opportunities across the province for our members to attend.  Please check out our events section online for up to date information on clinics, tournaments, and gradings coming up in the next 6 months!

Holiday Training Hours


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 pm
Tuesday December 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday December 18 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday December 22 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday December 29 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday January 5 and onward regular training schedule!  Happy Holidays.

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.

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 Classes
Friday April 24th - Intro 6:00PM-7:30PM, Advanced 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday April 26th - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday April 28th - Advanced 7:00PM-9:00PM

May Classes
Friday May 1st - CANCELLED
Sunday May 3rd - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday May 5th - CANCELLED
Friday May 8th - Adult Grading 6:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday May 10th - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday May 12th - All Ranks 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday May 15th - Fitness Testing 6:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday May 17th - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday May 19th - All Ranks 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday May 22nd - All Ranks 6:30PM-8:30PM
Sunday May 24th - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday May 26th - All Ranks 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday May 29th - All Ranks 6:30PM-8:30PM
Sunday May 31st - All Ranks 6:00PM-8:00PM

June/July/August classes will continue on the standard summer schedule.

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!

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!

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 - 8:00PM
Tuesday December 16th - 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Friday December 19th - 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday December 23th -  6:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday December 26th - No Class
Tuesday December 30th - 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday January 2nd - 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday January 6th - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Regular class times resume Friday January 9th.

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.

Thanksgiving Weekend Classes


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!

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!

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!

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 Schedule
Sunday May 4 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Regular Winter Schedule
Tuesday May 6 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm; Regular Winter Schedule
Friday May 9 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm Adult Spring Grading
Sunday May 11 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm Teen Spring Grading
Tuesday May 13 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm; Last Tuesday on the Winter Schedule
Friday May 16 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm; Spring Fitness Test
Sunday May 18 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Last Sunday Class
Beginning Tuesday May 20 all ranks - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Friday May 23 all ranks 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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!

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!

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 remain unchanged (9:30-10:30, 10:30-12:00).

All teen and adult training will remain at our Grandview dojo.
Check out our class times pages for more information!

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.

Friday adult classes return to the 6:00 - 7:30 and 7:00 - 9:00 overlap format starting January 10, and our Sunday program resumes Sunday, January 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

See you in class!

Final Winter Break Class


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!

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 Schedule
Tuesday, December 10th - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday, December 13th - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Sunday, December 15th - 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, December 17th - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday, December 20th - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday, December 20th - 8:45PM-Close (BKA Dinner)
Sunday, December 22nd - 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, December 24th - Cancelled
Friday, December 27th - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, December 31st - Cancelled
Friday, January 3rd - 6:30PM-8:30PM

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 their consideration. We should have a resolution to the situation by January, and will seek to return to our regular times then.

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 timeslots:
5:30 – 6:30 pm (White - White Stripe)
6:30 – 7:30 pm (Yellow and Up)
These times are effective September 24.
While the times suggests that the first time in for white and white stripe, this is not strictly the case, and both timeslots are open to any ranks.  As the beginner group includes younger kids, we do expect they will favour the earlier timeslot.  However, we are giving parents an option to choose the time slot that works best for them, and hoping that we get a roughly even split.  We’ll see how things work out this Tuesday.
I should point out too that your child’s registration in the BKA entitles them to train twice a week if you choose.  This means you can also attend the Saturday class, or, if you want to attend only once per week, but miss a Tuesday, there is no problem dropping in on Saturdays.
We appreciate your flexibility in adapting to our positive situation this Fall.  This will allow us to ensure the highest quality of instruction for your kids.

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.

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 Dojo
Youth Classes Resume on Saturday September 7th, 2013.
  • Tuesday Classes (All Ranks): 5:45PM - 6:45PM 
  • Saturday Beginner Classes (White-Yellow Stripe + Parents): 9:30AM - 10:30AM 
  • Saturday Advanced Classes (Orange and Up + Parents): 10:30AM - 12:00PM 

Adult Classes Will Commence On Friday September 6th, 2013.
  • Tuesday Advanced Classes (Green and Up}: 7:00PM - 9:00PM 
  • Friday Beginner Classes (White - Green and Up): 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
  • Friday Advanced Classes (Green and Up): 7:00PM - 9:00PM 
  • Sunday All Ranks Classes (White - Black Belts): 6:00PM - 8:00PM 

Derrick Club Dojo
Youth Classes Resume on Saturday September 7th, 2013.

  • Tuesday Class (Beginners): 5:15PM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday Class (White Stripe - Yellow Stripe): 6:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday Class (Orange and Up): 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday Class (Whites, White Stripes and Beginners aged 5-7): 9:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Saturday Class (Yellow to Orange and Beginners aged 8-10): 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Saturday Class (Orange Stripes and Up and Teen Beginners): 11:15AM - 12:30PM



    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:

    The origin of the kata is debated, but may link to a the Jion-ji temple. Here is the Wikipedia citation:

    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.

    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 Term
    Regardless of rank, older students may also come on Saturdays at 10:30 am. If you are twelve or older, with some lee-way depending on size, you can come to the Saturday 10:30 training time. If you have any questions, or need clarification, please contact me to discuss. What we are trying to do is create a teen class on Saturday mornings at 10:30. Parents who are yellow-belt or higher may continue to come at 9:00 am if that’s when your kids train, but may also come at 10:30 am too to follow your kids as it were. Also, students who are yellow-belt or higher should all have hand pads, as we tend to do more sparring with partners in the winter term. Talk to Sensei Freeman to get pads.

    Did you know?
    The club has a Facebook site, and, of course, you can always follow us here at our web-site (

    Bring a Friend
    Our club has grown over the years because members like you have shared your experiences with others. Staying with karate is made a lot easier if students have friends with whom they can share the experience. Why not let them know about what we do, and encourage them to come out and give it a try?

    See you next week!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Thanksgiving Sunday

    No class Sunday, Oct. 9th due to the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Adult Summer Training Times

    Tuesdays: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    Fridays: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

    Strength and Conditioning

    The new strength and condition program for Jan and Feb has been posted to the Members section.

    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 :-)

    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.

    Holiday Season Schedule

    Year-end 2010 and Back to Training in 2011

    Dec 5th: Regular times
    12th: Cancelled; attend Tuesday
    19th: Cancelled; attend Tuesday
    26th Cancelled; attend Tuesday
    2rd: Cancelled; attend Tuesday
    9th: Regular times resume

    7th: Regular times
    14th: 7:00 – 9:00 all ranks
    21st: 6:30 – 8:30 all ranks
    28th: 6:30 – 8:30 all ranks
    4th: 7:00 – 9:00 Advanced
    11th: 7:00 – 9:00 Advanced

    10th: Grading Day 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    17th: 6:30 – 8:30 all ranks
    24th: Cancelled
    31st: Cancelled
    7th: Split/Regular times
    15th: Split/Regular times

    2011 Regular Schedule resumes Tuesday, Jan 4.

    On behalf of the instructors of the Bushido Karate Association, I would like to wish all members and their families a safe and happy holiday season. This past session has been one of growth for the club, new initiatives, and solid efforts from all students. We certainly wish you and your family a safe and prosperous holiday season. 2011 promises to be an exceptional year for the club!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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 to the next level. The Bobs make their debut in class on January 9.

    Winter Session Begins

    Adult Beginners Resumes Sunday, January 4th
    Friday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with advanced students)
    Adult Advanced Resumes Friday, January 2nd
    Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (dojo open)
    Grandview Youths Resumes Tuesday, January 6th
    Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 am (beginners)
    Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 pm (advanced)
    Tuesday 5:45 - 6:45 pm (all ranks)
    Derrick Youths - 3500 119 street Resumes Saturday, January 10th
    Saturday (Age 6-8): 9:00 - 10:15 am
    Saturday (Age 9-13): 10:30 - 12:00 pm
    Tuesday (All Ages): 5:30 - 6:30 pm
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