Fitness With A Purpose

Links and Readings

Take a look at some links we suggest! This section is updated frequently with suggested reading materials and videos on martial arts and overall fitness. Also included are links to other clubs in the area.


Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation
Sensei James Freeman and Sensei Craig Pettie are certified Instructors in Sensei Iain Abernethy's methods.
The BKA is a Member of the Edmonton Sport Council.
Instructors certified through the Alberta Provincial Fitness Unit.
Sensei Scott Knowles, Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt, Sensei Elise Leong-Sit and Sensei Kelsey Mramor are/have been members of the Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation Canadian National Team.

Other SWKKF Clubs

South Calgary Wado-Kai (Calgary, Alberta)
Glamorgan Wado-Kai (Calgary, Alberta)
Edson Wado-Kai (Edson, Alberta)
Whitecourt Wado-Kai (Whitecourt, Alberta)
Living Skies Wado-Kai (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Welland Martial Arts Centre (Welland, Ontario)

For A Full Listing, Please Visit The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation Website.


Health and Wellness

Sensei Freeman has trained with Aerobic Power Training Systems.
Sensei James Freeman recommends Massage therapy from Anita Grof at High-level Sports Massage.

Recommended Readings on Martial Arts and Self Protection

Iain Abernethy - "Bunkai Jutsu"
Geoff Thompson - "Dead or Alive"
Lorne Christensen - "Fighter's Factbook 2"
Gichin Funakoshi - "Karate-do Kyohan" (1935 edition)
Gichin Funakoshi - "To-te Jutsu" (1922 edition)
Hironori Ohtsuka - "Wado-Ryu Karate"
Choki Motobu - "Karate: My Art"
Mark Bishop - "Okinawan Karate"
Patrick McCarthy - "Bubishi"
Sensei Iain Abernethy, on his web-site, podcast, or YouTube channel.
Sensei John Titchen's blog, and his “Training for Life” Youtube Channel.

Self Protection Tips and References