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.

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 ( or Sensei Elliott Knowles ( Derrick Contact: Sensei Kelsey Ross (

Iaido Demonstration

On January 6, the BKA was pleased to have Sensei Dave Rathnow, a Godan in Iaido (the Japanes art of drawing the sword), perform a demonstration of Iaido katas with his katana (long sword). The posture, precision, and realism he brought to his kata practice made it easy to se the parallels between Iaido kata and karate kata. The BKA appreciates Sensei's visit and the insights he provided to the lineage and history of Iaido.

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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