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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.



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!
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Upcoming Youth Grading

Parents and club members, the spring youth grading is just over a week away!  Attached below is information about the event.1. Grading - The BKA annual Spring Youth Grading will be held Saturday, April 20th at Mother Margaret Mary School.  We are going to maintain the format from the last grading, and have everyone begin the grading at the same time: 9:00AM.  As the day progresses we
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Fall Youth Grading

Parents and club members, the fall youth grading is only a couple weeks away!1. Grading - The BKA annual Fall Youth Grading will be held Saturday, December 8th at Mother Margaret Mary School.  We are going to maintain the format from the last grading, and have everyone begin the grading at the same time: 9:00AM.  As the day progresses we will do three separate grading ceremonies, and upon
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Adult Grading Results

Great grading last night!  Congratulations to the 18 adult club members who achieved new ranks ranging from yellow to brown. We had a beautiful night in Edmonton, and were able to move parts of the grading outside to add to the memorable experience.  Thank you as well to the 17 yodansha from the BKA who participated in the Joseke Board, and to the other 11 club members who helped make the
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Black Belt Grading Results

Awesome grading day yesterday at the Annual AB Black Belt Grading in Edmonton. Congratulations to four successful candidates from the BKA: Sensei Gene Klenke (to Shodan), Sensei Pedro Garcia Guerra (to Shodan), Sensei Sidney Taylor (to Nidan), Sensei Michael Chmay (to Nidan).Sensei Freeman was surprised and honoured to be granted his 6th Dan and appreciates the confidence the Senate has shown in him
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2018 Spring Youth Grading

Parents and club members, the spring youth grading is this Saturday!Attached below is information about the event, and the information flyer that has been distributed at the dojo in class and over email.1.       Grading - The BKA annual Spring Youth Grading will be held Saturday, April 28th at Mother Margaret Mary School.  We are going to try a new format this time, and have everyone
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Upcoming Black Belt Pre-Grading

With the Black Belt Grading in May closing quickly, the time has come for the annual Northern Alberta pre-grading. This year, the Bushido Karate Association will be hosting the event at The Derrick Club in Edmonton on March 18th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. The dojo will be open at 9:30AM to allow students to warm up, as we will begin right at 10:00AM. Please bring snacks and other assorted drinks. There
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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
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Youth Grading Results

Students,What an awesome grading yesterday! 90 participants, 10 helpers, and 12 black-belts oversaw a grading where 62 young people achieved new rankings.I want to thank members of the teen and adult class for helping, parents who, throughout the year, got their kids to class, and instructors, who helped make the day special for many bright talents.
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Youth Grading Results

Great grading this morning! 101 candidates, with 74 successfully morning to new ranks.Thank you to the 14 black belts, 6 members of the adult club, and all of the parents, siblings, and supporters who came out to make the day special for all kids!
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Fall Youth Grading

Members,On Saturday, December 10, the BKA will host its Annual Fall Grading for our Youth Members at S. Bruce Smith School 5545 184 Street NW.9:00 - 10:30 White, White-stripe, Yellow10:30 - 12:30 - Yellow Stripe, Orange, Orange-Stripe9:00 - 12:30 - Green and UpAdult members who would like to volunteer to help and see amazing feats performed by young people are welcome.
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Fall Adult Grading

Members,On Friday December 16, the BKA will host its Annual Fall Grading for Adult Members. Given the size of the grading this year, the event will be at the Derrick Club 3500 119 Street, and will run from 6:00 - 9:30 pm. All adult members are welcome to come out to support students being graded.
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Black Belt Grading Results

Students,As head instructor of the Bushido Karate Association, I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of our seven new Nidan Instructors, newly promoted on May 7, 2016:Sensei Sidney Chan, 2nd DanSensei Raye Willms, 2nd DanSensei Crystal Reynolds, 2nd DanSensei Mike Reynolds, 2nd DanSensei Andrij Demianczuk, 2nd DanSensei Adam Knowles, 2nd DanSensei Bernadine Jugdutt, 2nd DanEach is beginning
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Spring Youth Grading

Club members,Our annual spring grading for our youth members at McKernan and the Derrick Club is quickly approaching.  The event will be hosted on April 23rd at Mother Margaret Mary (9AM-1PM).More information to follow!We will be looking to our adult members to help support the event.  Please see Sensei Scott to let us know if you're available to help out.
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Northern Alberta Black Belt Pre-Grading

Students, a reminder that the Bushido Karate Association will be hosting the Northern Alberta Pre-Grading on March 20th at the Derrick Club (10AM-2PM).  This event is recommended for any students looking to grade at the Provincial Grading in May.  All students brown and up are encouraged to attend this event.
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BKA Fall Youth Grading

Students,The BKA Annual Fall Youth Grading will be held Saturday, December 5 at AJM, 750 Leger Way, at the following times:a. If your son or daughter is currently a white or white-stripe student, or is green belt or higher, then they are to arrive by 9 am for a 9:15 am start. For white and white stripe, your grading will be done by 10:45, and you’ll be free to go at that time.b. If your son or daughter
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Fall Adult Gradings

Students,The BKA Annual Fall Adult Grading will be held Friday, December 11 from 6-9 pm at Grandview Heights Community Hall 12603 63 Avenue.All adult club members are encouraged to come out and help make the evening a memorable experience for those students being graded.
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Adult Grading Results

Students, on Friday May 8th we had our annual spring grading for adult coloured ranks.  With 30 people on the floor, 8 of which were testing for new ranks, we feel the event was a fantastic success!  Congratulations to the members who achieved their goal, and thank you to the other club members who came out to support them.To Orange:Rea NaidooTo Green:Stephen LamoureuxAlex WongEthan FranzTo
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Blue-Brown Grading Event

Students,On Sunday June 7, we will be conducting an exclusive clinic and grading for students who are presently blue belts. This will take place from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at the Derrick 3500 119 Street in Edmonton.This is a unique opportunity to profile the skills expected of the transition from blue-to-brown, and to make special the last club grading for those who do grade. E-mails and written exams will
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Black Belt Grading Results

Students, the black belt grading is complete! I'm incredibly excited to announce 2 new black belts for our dojo, and one dan promotion!Elise Leong-Sit to ShodanVeronica Pelkowska Krawcewicz to ShodanElliott Knowles to SandanCongratulations Senseis!Other black belts on the floor today: Adam Knowles, Michael Chmay, Raye Willms, Janet Ross, Craig PettieJoseki Members: Scott Knowles, Kelsey Mramor
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Spring Youth Grading

Club Members, the annual spring grading for BKA youth members is this Saturday, April 25th at Archbishop Joseph MacNeil.  For more information please check our events tab, and we'll see you there!
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Black Belt Grading

Students, the annual Alberta Black Belt Grading will be held in Okotoks on Saturday, May 1st.  We have several members of the club attempting new ranks, so be sure to wish them well, or come down and support them on their big day!  For more information, check out the flyer online, or contact Sensei Scott.
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Youth and Adult Grading Success

We're proud to announce that our youth grading on December 13th had 113 youth students out to the event with 82 achieving new ranks.  Congratulations to you and your families on all your success this term.At our adult grading on December 12th, we had 5 members move up in rank after a gruelling 3-hour event.  Congratulations, and keep working hard!  Thank you to the club members who came
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Fall Teen/Adult Grading

We will host our fall teen/adult grading on Friday December 12th from 6:00-9:00PM at the Grandview Dojo.  Please come out to support your club mates face the grading process, and be a part of their experience!  Eligible students will be contacted by email this weekend.  Good luck!
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Fall Youth Grading Information

Our Youth December Grading will be held on Saturday December 13 from 9AM-1PM at Archbishop Joseph Macneil School (750 Leger Way, Edmonton).9:15AM-10:15AM - White/White Stripe/Green+ Students Grading10:15AM-10:45AM - White/White Stripe Belt Presentations10:45AM-12:00PM - Yellow/Orange/Green+ Students Grading12:00PM-12:30PM - Yellow/Orange/Green+ Belt PresentationsThe next term will start January 2015.
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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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Youth Grading Results

Wow. We had a record-setting day for our club today. Our youth programs from the Derrick and Grandview clubs saw 134 kids show up, with 95 receiving new rankings this morning. Thanks too to our 13 instructors and eleven members of our adult club who helped out today. I am proud of all of our youth members, and wish everyone Season's Greetings. Back in January!
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Adult Grading Results

Our fall adult grading is now complete, and congratulations are in order for three students!  Congratulations to Bryn and Gene for achieving the rank of Green, and congratulations to Aaron for achieving the rank of Blue.  Well deserved gentlemen!
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Upcoming Gradings

We have announced the dates of our youth and adult gradings.  Please check the Grading section under Upcoming Events for the grading that applies to you or your youth member.Youth GradingDay: Saturday, December 7th, 2013Time: Depends on Rank (Check the PDF)Location: Mother Margaret Mary SchoolRanks Being Tested: White - BlueDojos Attending: Grandview, DerrickAdult GradingsDay: Friday, December
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More New Ranks

Our annual spring adult grading was hosted earlier this evening, and we are very happy to announce that 13 students moved forward in ranks.  Congratulations!To Yellow: CaeleighTo Orange: Vincent, GeneTo Green: Brennan, Loren, Aaron, ShawnTo Blue: Rafael, Preston, HassanTo Brown: Veronica, Erin, Elise
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Grading Success

The BKA is incredibly proud to announce the addition of FIVE new black belts into our ranks!  Mike Reynolds, Crystal Sincennes, Andrij Demianczuk, Raye Willms, and Janet Ross were all successful at the grading this weekend in Calgary.  Congratulations!  We as a club commend you on your tremendous success.
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BKA Spring Adult Grading Announcement

Reminder that we will be hosting our annual Spring Grading for Adult coloured belt students on Friday May 10th, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM.  Written examinations have been provided to students that are testing by the instructional staff over email.  Train hard, and good luck!
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Black Belt Grading

Reminder that the annual provincial Black Belt Grading will be hosted by Tuscany Karate in Calgary this weekend on Saturday, May 4th.  Our club is very proud to be sending five candidates and we wish them nothing but success at the event.  For more information on the event please visit www.shintani.ca
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Youth Gradings Completed

The Youth Program is now wrapped up for Spring 2013. Over the last two Saturdays, we have examined a total of 110 students, with 56 progressing to new ranks.Congratulations to all students, and a special thank you to all instructors and adult club members who came out to support our event. Without your help, we could not achieve our objective of providing a quality event for our students.
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Upcoming Youth Grading Information

Spring Derrick Youth GradingSaturday April 20Orange and Up start 9:15 amWhite-Yellow Stripe start 10:00 amVenue: Derrick Club Badminton GymnasiumSpring Grandview Youth GradingSaturday April 27Orange and Up start at 9:30 amWhite-Yellow Stripe start at 10:30 amVenue: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School, 750 Leger WayHelp from adult club members would be much appreciated!
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Northern Alberta Black Belt Pre-Grading

A reminder to all brown-belt students that the Northern AB Shintani wadokai Federation Black-belt pre-grading is this coming Sunday March 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Derrick Club. There will be a short lunch break at around noon, but please bring food to eat, as we'll be right back out on the floor.(1) Address (including postal code for the GPS users out there) and phone number (in case someone
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Youth Grading Approaches

The youth grading will be held on Saturday, December 8th at Mother Mary Margaret school (2010 Leger Road NW)Students who are presently white-yellow-strip: 10:30 - 12:15 pmStudents who are presently orange or higher: 9:30 - 12:15 pmMembers of the Adult Club are kindly requested to help with the grading if they are available.
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Adult Grading

The adult grading will be held on December 7th, from 6:00 - 9:00. If you are being considered for grading you will be contacted by Sensei Freeman.
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Successful Adult Grading

Congratulations to everyone for a great effort and to those who were promoted this term.
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Successful Youth Grading!

Our April 28 Youth Grading set an attendance record. We had 92 kids on the floor, with 51 successful in achieving new ranks. This would not have been possible without the help of 7 instructors and 9 members of our adult club, so thanks to everyone who made yesterday special for the kids, and a success for our club.
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Youth Grading Approaches

The BKA is excited to be conducting their youth grading on Saturday April 28th, 2012.We're expecting a large turn out and encourage all the students participating to do their best to ensure a successful day.For more details visit the Events section.
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BKA Adult Grading

Students, This Friday, December 16th, the BKA will hold it's adult coloured belt grading. Even if you are not yet eligible to grade, come out and support your peers. The grading will take place from 6-9 at the dojo. Good luck.
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Successful Youth Grading!

Thanks everyone! We had 80 kids on the floor, with 65 moving up in ranks. I want to thank the adult club for helpig out. We had nine black belts and ten adult club members to help out, and everyone played a part. The senior kids worked for three hours, and I'm very proud of them and all of the kids. Sensei Freeman.
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BKA Adult Grading

Location: Grandview Heights CommunityTime: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmThe writtem exams have been circulated by email and are to be completed by students intended to participate in the upcoming December 10, 2010 grading.These must be completed and returned to Sensei Freeman no later than December 9th.Good Luck!
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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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BKA 2010 December Youth Grading

Location: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil - 750 Leger Way (Riverbend)Schedule: Please Plan To Arrive at least 15 minutes early.9:30am - 11:45am Orange and above Stripe Belts10:00am - 11:45am White - Yellow stripe belts11:45am-12:15pm Belt Presentations12:15pm-1:00pm Special Fun Event!Classes resume January 4th (Tuesday) or 8th (Saturday)at the usual times.
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Congratulations to the new Brown Belts

Congratulations to Sidney, John M., and Adam for their new ranks. The examination process was VERY thorough and VERY challenging. All three left everything they had on the floor and were rewarded for their hard work with their new ranks.
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Successful Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to Sensei Scott and Sensei Bernadine for great performances at the Black Belt grading this past weekend in Whitecourt.There was a strong turnout and lots of support for the event; helping to make it an exciting success.And many thanks to Sensei Shelley and her team for organizing the events.
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Congratulations on a successful grading

The BKA completed two successfully grading events this past weekend.On Friday April 23rd, the BKA conducted an adult grading and we would like to extend our congratulations to the following students for their promotions:Hassan, Don and Matthew F. to YellowMathew S and Mark to OrangeAnd Crystal and Kerrie to Green Your hard work throughout the term has paid off. On Saturday April 24th, we conducted
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Successful Adult Shinsa

Students, We're pleased to announce another successful grading process.The candidates completed the written and three-hour exams to qualify for their new rankings.Congratulations to all students for their hard work, and thanks to all yudansha who formed the Joseke Board and helped with the grading.And a special thank you to all of the students who attended in support of their peers.
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Successful Youth Shinsa (Grading)

On December 12, the BKA held its annual fall Shinsa for youth members. We congratulate all of the students who successfully received their new ranks and appreciate the support of all of the students who came out to support them in their efforts. The event was also memorable because we had a record turnout of participants on the floor. We are very proud of all students from the Derrick and Grandview
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BKA 2009 Adult Shinsa

The BKA has set Friday December 11 as the date of our Fall Shinsa. All students attempting rank must complete the written exam by December 9, and participate in the floor portion of the grading on December 11 from 6-9 pm at the dojo.
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Successful Adult Spring Shinsa

Students,I'm pleased to announce the names of the candidates who successfully completed the written and three-hour exams to qualify for their new rankings:Sean B - to BlueSydney C - to GreenAndrij D - to OrangeMike R - to OrangeCrystal S - to YellowRafael C - to YellowCongratulations to all students for their hard work, and thanks to all yudansha who formed the Joseke Board and helped with the grading.
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Successful Youth Spring Shinsa

On April 25, the BKA held its annual spring Shinsa for youth members. All together 65 students were on the floor, with 47 passing to new ranks. I'd like to recognize the senior-most gradings: Janet Ross - to Blue belt Aden Willms - to Blue belt Raye Willms - to Blue belt Jason Husak - to Blue belt We are proud of all students from the Derrick and Grandview programs.
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Spring 2009 Yudansha Shinsa

On May 2, the SWKKF holds its Annual 2009 Black Belt grading in Olds Alberta. Sensei Ron Matti, 7th Dan, Chief Instructor for the SWKKF, presided over the event along with Sensei Danny McCoy, 7th Dan. I sat on the grading Joseke panel. A total of about 20 students were testing fro ranks, and I'm pleased to announce that our three candidates were successful: Dr. Anglea Juby - to shodan Emily Cliff -
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