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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.



Whitecourt Tournament Results

Congratulations to the 32 members of the Bushido Karate Association who attended the Whitecourt Tournament last Saturday. There were a number of notable performances:Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt Gold in Kumite, Silver in KataSensei Raye Willms Bronze in KumiteSensei Elise Leong-Sit Gold in Kata, Bronze in Open Kata, Silver in KumiteSensei Michael Chmay Bronze in Kata, Silver in KumiteSensei Scott Knowles
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South Calgary Results

The BKA had 16 members in attendance at the tournament yesterday in Calgary/Okotoks. I do not have full results from participants, but want to congratulate Sensei Scott and Sensei Bernadine on stellar results!  Sensei Scott won Gold in Kata, Gold in WKF sparring, Silver in Shintani kumite, and Gold in Team Kumite.  Sensei Bernadine won Bronze in Kata, Bronze in Shintani kumite, and Gold
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Interclub Tournament

Parents and Club Members,A reminder that our annual spring inter-club tournament will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at Mother Margaret Mary School.Please take a moment to review the information PDF emailed out to you.For this event we bring together the Grandview and Derrick programs for a spirited morning of fun, with an introduction to tournaments for our junior students, and some high level
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2018 Fall Youth Tournament

Parents and Club Members,A reminder that our annual fall inter-club tournament will be held next Saturday, November 17th at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club.Please take a moment to review the attached information PDF.For this event we bring together the Grandview and Derrick programs for a spirited morning of fun, with an introduction to tournaments for our junior students, and some high level competition
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Tournament Team Year 2

Club Members,Last year the Bushido Karate Association launched it’s own tournament team!  Our team members received specialized training at exclusive training sessions throughout the year, and every member saw successes at the events they attended. We’re now ready to select our Year 2 team!  The selection process is available for members ranked Green and up, and will be hosted on September
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Spring Inter-Club Tournament

Parents/Students,As distributed in class over the past few weeks, here is the information for the upcoming inter-club tournament for our youth members.  For this event we bring together the Grandview and Derrick programs for a spirited morning of fun, with an introduction to tournaments for our junior students, and some high level competition for our more senior ranks.  We hope to see you
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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
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Whitecourt Tournament Results

Wow! 25 attendees from Bushido out to the tournament this weekend. On behalf of the instructional team, thank you for your incredible support. We'd also like to again thank Sensei Shelley McGregor for hosting a fantastic tournament this weekend.Here are the attendees and results from the event this weekend.Scott Knowles (Sandan - Grandview)Gold - Kata (Sandan and Up), Gold - Kumite (Nidan and Up),
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Whitecourt Tournament

Students, the Whitecourt tournament is approaching quickly!  If you are interested in attending this tournament, information is available in the events section of the website - or you can see Sensei Scott at the dojo for details!
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South Calgary Tournament

Students, the South Calgary 20th anniversary tournament is approaching quickly.  For more information on the tournament, please visit the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate club website.  Highlights include black belt team competitions and WKF rules kumite for black belts.  Register by March 1st to receive your complimentary T-Shirt!
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Youth Inter-Club Tournament

Students,A reminder that our Youth Inter-Club tournament is coming up on Saturday February 25th - from 9AM-1PM at S. Bruce Smith School.  Information to be distributed over email and in class over the next few weeks.  Flyer also available for download in our events section.
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South Calgary Tournament

Students, the South Calgary Tournament is coming up quickly on March 12th.  If you are looking to attend, pre-registration is available online.  Please check out our events section of the website for full details.A large portion of our black belt instructional staff will be making the trip down to represent the club.  We wish them well!
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Youth Inter-Club Tournament

Students, we will be hosting our annual spring inter-club tournament for Derrick and McKernan youth members.  The event will be hosted on February 14th from 9AM-1PM at Lillian Osborne High School.
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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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BKA Fall Youth Tournament

Students, a reminder that our youth tournament will be held on Saturday October 24th, 2015 at Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School.  Information has been emailed out by Sensei Freeman, and instructors will continue to be distributed in class as well.  See you there!
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Whitecourt Tournament Results

Students,10 members from the BKA travelled out to Whitecourt for the annual tournament over the weekend. Our students represented well, and all came back with trophies, shirts, and other awards! Check out the stats below on who attended the event, and make sure to congratulate them on their success at the tournament when you see them!Nicklaus Mah (Yellow-stripe Youth) - 1st KataRonin Chan (Yellow-stripe
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Whitecourt Tournament

Reminder that the Whitecourt tournament is this weekend!  If you are interested in attending the tournament, be sure to check out the flyer in the events tab on our website!
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South Calgary Tournament

Reminder that the South Calgary tournament will be hosted this weekend at the Fish Creek Recreation Complex!  As one of the biggest tournaments in the country, this tournament is often attended by senior members of our organization, the national team and it's support staff, and countless students from across the country.  The BKA will be sending down members of it's tournament team to compete
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Tournament Team Trainings

Club members, note that there will be two more tournament team trainings this semester.  They will be hosted from 3:30-5:30PM before the 6:00PM Sunday classes on March 8th and April 12th.  These tournament seminars are open to our Tournament Team, youth members green and up, and all adult members.  See you at the workouts!
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Spring Inter-Club Tournament

On February 14th we held our second Inter-Club Tournament of the year.  With 12 divisions and 72 students from Grandview/McKernan and The Derrick competing in kata, kumite, and pad kumite, we feel the event was a success.  Thank you to all the parents who took the time out to drive and support their kids at the event on the Family Day long weekend.  Thanks as well to all the black belts
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Youth Inter-Club Tournament

Students, a reminder that this weekend we will be hosting our annual inter-club tournament for youth members of the BKA!  Check out the flyer that has been distributed in class/over email on the events tab.  See you there!
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Inter-Club Tournament Results

We had 87 kids out to the youth fall inter-club tournament over the weekend competing across 12 ring divisions - 46 From Grandview/McKernan, and 41 from the Derrick Club! All the youth students had the opportunity to compete in Kata, Kumite, and Pad Kumite.Once again, great work to all the students and to the instructors that helped make the event possible.  Next event for youth members will be
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BKA Competition Team

Students, next Saturday we will be hosting our inaugural "BKA team training camp" at the McKernan dojo. This event is open to all youth and adult students of the Derrick and Grandview/McKernan.The purpose of the team is to allow students with a tournament focus to get specialized training in preparation for competition events. The coaching team will host events both in and out of class time to help
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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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South Calgary Tournament 2014

We had a good contingent of students head down to the South Calgary annual tournament this year!  The exact number hasn't been counted, but there was over 350 competitors at the event.Congratulations to all the students who attended and achieved, and thank you to Sensei Heather & the South Calgary dojo for hosting an awesome event.Here's the group photo of BKA attendees!  Not everyone
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Youth Inter-Club Tournament

Students, This weekend we will be hosting our annual inter-club tournament for youth members of the Grandview/McKernan and Derrick programs! The event will run from 9AM until 1PM at Mother Margaret Mary School on Saturday, March 8th. All youth ranks are welcome to come and compete in three events (kata, kumite, and pad kumite). We consider this event a "learning tournament" so that parents and students
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7th Commonwealth Karate Championships 2013

As members of the Shintani Canadian National Team, Sensei Scott and Sensei Bernadine will be travelling to Montreal to compete in the 7th Annual Commonwealth Karate Championships.  This is a WKF sanctioned international event, so Scott and Bernadine will be competing with WKF standardized versions of katas and following WKF rules for their kumite divisions.  For more information on the event,
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November Events Updated

The events sections on the site have been updated to include all tournaments and clinics happening throughout November. If you are interested in attending speak to the senior instructors at the dojo, or download the information PDFs available.
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BKA Youth Inter-Club Tournament

A note reminding students/parents that we are hosting our annual Inter-Club Tournament on February 16th, 2013 at Mother Margaret Mary School from 9AM - 1PM.  Tournaments are a healthy fufilling experience for all competitors (not to mention a lot of fun).See you at the event!
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BKA Youth Tournament/Clinic

The instructors of the Grandview and Derrick Bushido Karate clubs are proud to announce our annual youth karate tournament. It's going to be an amazing and fun experience. You can expect a morning full of friendly competition in kata, kumite, and pad kumite. As well, we will have a special youth clinic hosted by Sensei Freeman on a surprise topic.As well as accomplishment certificates for competitors
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Glamorgan Karate Club Tournament

The Glamorgan Karate Club will be hosting their 7th Annual Tournament on November 12th as well as an Adult Seminar on November 11th. When: Sat, November 12, 8am – 6pm Where: Central Memorial High School, 5111 21st Street SW, Calgary ABSee attached tournament package for details and a registration form.
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BKA Whitecourt Tournament Results

The tournament held on Saturday April 2nd in Whitecourt was an amazing success! The event was supported by countless students and black belts from across the country, including the National Team. Many of our Bushido students came out to support the event, and everyone came away successful! Listed below are the results from the adult students who attended.Sensei Kelsey RossNidan Division- 1st Place
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BKA Youth Tournament - Rescheduled

Students and families,The youth tournament has been rescheduled to February 26th. All other details have remained the same.The Youth Tournament will run on February 26th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please show up around 8:45 to register.
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South Calgary Tournament Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in and supported the tournament this weekend. Orange Belt Division - WomenCrystal - Bronze KataKerrie - Bronze Kumite Green Belt Division - MenAndrij - Bronze KataMike - Bronze Kumite Blue Belt Division - WomenVeronica - 5th Kata Blue Belt Division - MenAdam - Gold Kumite, 4th Kata Sydney - Silver Kumite and Bronze KataJohn - Silver Kata Shodan Division
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2010 Annual South Calgary Tournament

This is just a reminder to everyone about the upcoming workshop and tournament in Calgary this weekend (March 5th and 6th).It will be held at South Fish Creek Recreation Complex and will have feature Senseis Brad Cosby and Neil Prime.
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Whitecourt Success and Results

Congratulations to Sensei Shelley and Sensei Shane for running another successful tournament and clinic set!The BKA was well represented and we would like to congratulate those members who took the time to both compete and support the events.Reports from Sensei Scott indicate:Bernadine took Gold in Kata and Kumite.Both Sensei Scott and Adam received Silver in both Kata and Kumite in their respective
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Whitecourt Tournament

Good luck to all attending the Whitecourt Tournament and clinics this weekend.Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Tournament Saturday, February 20th, 2010Location: Allan and Jean Millar Centre # 58 Sunset Blvd, Whitecourt, ABContacts:Shelley McGregor - (780) 778-8824Shane Shepherd - (780) 778-4739
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BKA Tournament (Grandview & Derrick)

The BKA is happy to announce its upcoming youth karate tournament for students of the BKA Grandview and Derrick clubs. You can expect a morning of fun and friendly competition. Tournament DetailsLocation: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School (750 Leger Way, Edmonton)Date: Saturday, February 6, 2009Time: 9 am (sharp) to 12 pmGrandview Contact: Sensei James Freeman (contactbushido@edmonton-karate.com) or
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Glamorgan Tounament Results

Congratulations to the Knowles clan for supporting and participating in the Glamorgan Tournament this past weekend in Calgary. Sensei Scott received gold in both kata and kumite and Sensei Elliott was just edged out of medal contention. Adam received bronze for both kata and kumite. Congratulations again gentleman and I know that Sensei Kevin and John appreciated the support.
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Glamorgan Tournament

Glamorgan Karate Club's Fall Tournament Location: Central Memorial High School 5111 - 21 St. SW, CalgarySPECIAL GUEST: SENSEI DENIS LABBE - S.W.K.K.F PRESIDENTTournament events:Kata and Kumite competition for all competitors.Seminar for Youth competitorsAdult Seminar: Friday Night - Hosted by Dynamic KarateContacts:Kevin Bowes (403) 244-1454 - bowesk@shaw.caJohn Eastly (403) 605-1519 - jinan@telus.net
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Congratulations Sensei Scott!

Students, Sensei Scott and Elliot Knowles recently travelled to the Niagara area for extensive training and to compete in the Master Shintani Memorial tournament on May 23 in St. Catherines Ontario. They had an awesome week staying in Welland, the heartland of the Shintani Wado-kai Karate organization in Canada, and trained multiple times at the Hombu. Sensei Ron, our Chief Instructor, was gracious
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Whitecourt Results

On April 18, ten members of the BKA attended the 6th Annual Whitecourt tournament. Overall, there were about 100 youth competitors and 75 adults, include 35 brown and black belts. Here's how our students did: Crystal Sincennes - White Belt Adult division - 1st in kata, 2nd in kumite Mike Reynolds - Yellow Belt Adult Division - 2nd in kata Andrij Demianczuk - Yellow Belt Adult Division - 1st in kata
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Congratulations Sensei Scott!

The BKA had five members in attendance at the South Calgary Wado-kai karate tournament. Overall, there were 211 kyu belts and 48 black-belts, including Sensei Denis Labbe (8th-Dan), and Sensei Ron Mattie (7th Dan), the President and Chief Instructor for the SWKKF respectively. The National Team was also present, and features our very own Sensei Kelsey Ross (2nd-Dan). Congratulations to Sensei Scott
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BKA Tournament

The BKA is happy to announce its upcoming youth karate tournament. You can expect a morning of fun and friendly competition. Location: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School (750 Leger Way, Edmonton) Date: Saturday, February 6, 2009 Time: 9 am (sharp) to 12 pm Grandview Contact: Sensei James Freeman (contactbushido@edmonton-karate.com) or Sensei Elliott Knowles (elliott@edmonton-karate.com) Derrick Contact:
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