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.



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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Fall 2018 Fitness Testing

Adult Club Members,Just a reminder that Friday night, September 28 at Grandview Heights from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, we will be holding our annual Fall Fitness Testing. We first ran Fitness Testing in September of 2006, and have continued every year since. The September tests in particular are a great way to benchmark where your starting fitness level is at for the upcoming season.Come in comfortable work-out
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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
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Fall Fitness Testing

Students,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
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Fall Fitness Test

Adult Members, we will host our fall fitness test this Friday at Grandview from 6PM-9PM.  You can download the PDF explaining the event at this link here: Fall Fitness Test PDF. We recommend printing off this sheet and bringing it to the event, or storing it on your phone for the event as a reference.This protocol assesses cardio, agility, strength, flexibility, and overall fitness - and can be
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Fitness Testing Friday

Students,We will be conducting our annual Spring Fitness tests this coming Friday May 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Grandview Heights dojo. Wear comfortable work-out clothes, runners, and bring a stop-watch, measuring tape and Heart-Rate monitor if you have one. Later this week, I'll post the test protocol we'll use this year.
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Fall Fitness Testing

On Friday September 26th (from 6-9PM), we will be hosting our annual fall fitness testing for teen/adult members of the BKA at Grandview.  These tests are performed at the beginning of our fall term, and the end of our spring term so that you can quantitatively compare your personal fitness as it stands today vs your growth in the next 8 months.  The protocol will be the same as fitness tests
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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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Upcoming Events

Here's a summary of all the upcoming events.Check out our events tab for more information on these events.GradingsYouth Grading - Saturday April 26th, 2014 - Mother Margarget Mary School.Black Belt Grading - Saturday May 3rd, 2014 - Edson, Alberta.Adult Grading - Friday May 9th, 2014 - Grandview Dojo.Teen Grading - Sunday May 11th, 2014 - Grandview Dojo.TournamentsSaskatoon Tournament - Saturday April
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Fall Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing is this Friday, September 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Please where comfortable work-out clothes, and bring a measuring tape and stop-watch. Sometimes, inspirational music helps for the forward plank endurance test.We will begin at 6 pm sharp by going outside to complete the England Rugby Anaerobic Endurance test, and then we'll be back in to complete all other tests.Be ready for a physically
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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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Fall Fitness Testing (Adults)

On Friday, September 28, we will host our 6th Annual Fall Fitness Test from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Grandview Heights 12603 63 Avenue.Please try to arrive a little early, as we will need all three hours to complete testing.The purpose of the Fitness Test is to benchmark where you are at in your fitness currently, and to set measurable goals for improvement when we resume testing in May 2013. This is
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Spring Fitness Testing

Fitness testing is this Friday, May 18th from 6:00 to 9:00. Bring running shoes and loose fitting clothing for the testing.
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Fall Fitness Testing (Adults)

On Friday, September 28, we will host our 6th Annual Fall Fitness Test from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Grandview Heights 12603 63 Avenue.  Please try to arrive a little early, as we will need all three hours to complete testing.The purpose of the Fitness Test is to benchmark where you are at in your fitness currently, and to set measurable goals for improvement when we resume testing in May 2013.
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Well done on Fall Fitness Tests

I'm pleased to announce that we had a record number of students participate in our Fall Fitness testing this year. 17 students, including 3 youth 16 and under, completed the 3-hour test protocol of 12 tests profiling a student's strength endurance, cardio, agility, power, and flexibility, all aspects of fitness important to karate performance.The results will now be analyzed and announced as soon
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Club Sprint Fitness Test Results

I am pleased to announce the trends in aggregate fitness test results for all students present at both the September 2009 and June 2010 testing.Overall, in all areas tested, the club members who attended both (N = 7), produced the following results: 1. Press Up Test count Average – decreased by 1% - a minor drop that is within statistical noise;2. Forward Plank time average – increased
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Spring Fitness Testing

We will conduct our Spring Fitness Testing on Friday, June 4th. The class will run from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (one hour longer), so that we can complete the testing in one night. Adult members only.
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Fitness Testing Results

Members of the BKA have shown some great improvement when comparing results from September 2008 and May 2009 in recent Fitness Testing, demonstrating the efficacy of our training program. Some highlights include: 1. Upper body muscular endurance +17.6% 2. Core muscular endurance +23.3% 3. Hamstring flexibility +12.5% 4. Explosive leg power +4.5 to +7.7% 5. Integrative leg, core, upper body power +5.8%
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Fitness Testing Complete

Students, You all did a tremendous job at our Fitness Testing on May 29. I am eager to analyze the results and to compare them to the ones you recorded back in September, but in discussing them with you, it looks like we've seen solid gains as a result of the last eight months of karate and strength training. That should be tangible proof to you that our program is effective and also that your hard
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Fitness Testing

Reminder: We will conduct our Spring Fitness Testing on Friday, May 29. The class will run from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (one hour longer), so that we can completely finish the testing in one night.
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