This past month was busy with preparations for belt testing and of course the competition at the Canadian National Karate Championships held in Halifax. Congratulations to our dojo members who advanced a belt level – including our three new Shodans: Sempai Peter Lawrence, Sempai Ethan Baker and Sempai Diego Ruiz.
At the national championships, the
Congratulations to our dojo members selected for the 2018 Karate Alberta Provincial team! Returning team members are Sempai Mariah Blunt (8th time team member and gold medallist in her U21 kumite division), Ethan Baker (3rd time) and Diego Ruiz-Silva (3rd time). Making their debut on the team are Darshleen Singh, Hafid Ben Mahmud and Muhimen
Happy New Year! Welcome back to training for 2018. The holiday break gave many of us a chance for rest and relaxation; if you got a little too relaxed, don’t worry, we will add some extra fitness to our training sessions to get us all back on track. I know all of you enjoy the Ab Ripper workout just as much as I do!
Our focus in class has been on
Thank you once again to everyone who supported the All Alberta Karate Invitational Tournament held on November 25. From the volunteers who helped with activities such as set-up, take-down, scorekeeping and officiating to the athletes who not only competed but assisted younger members of our dojo through coaching and warm-up: these contributions were
Congratulations to Sempai Mariah Blunt and the entire Canadian contingent who recently competed and coached at the WKF Junior, Cadet & U21 World Championships in Tenerife, Spain. Sempai Mariah completed the competition – her last in the Under 21 category – with a 9th place finish. Well done Sempai!
The coming weeks will continue to have a dual
We have been back at training for about a month – hopefully everyone is feeling like their brains and bodies are in the training groove. Welcome to our new members! The focus over the next weeks and months will be on supporting our fellow dojo members as they prepare for upcoming tournaments, as well as gradings. Colored belts who are ready,
Greetings. I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and is ready for training again. Our first class of the new season will be on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00PM. See you there!
We are well into the last month of training before summer break – our final class day is Tuesday, June 27. It’s been a busy year and I have seen great progress at all levels in the dojo. Our younger students have become more active – with many students from the children’s class participating in their first tournament this past year. As well, a
Luis Plumacher Sensei will be holding elite kumite training camps over the summer. Classes run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Camps run the weeks of July 17, July 31, and August 7. Location of the camps is 115 Country Village Manor NE, Calgary, AB. Cost for the camps $300 for one week, $400 for two
May has been a busy month so far, with a number of important karate events still to come. We are most fortunate to have several classes scheduled with the worldwide head of our karate style, Soke Sensei, as well as a number of other senior karate practitioners, coming up next week in Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton (May 22-24). Please refer to the
While the training schedule this month is slightly reduced because of spring break and the Easter weekend, our focus has continued on preparing for competitions and gradings. Several of our dojo athletes competed at the Junior International Cup and the US Open in Las Vegas over the Easter weekend – congratulations to them for their efforts and
Congratulations to our dojo members recently returning from the Canadian National Karate Championships in Quebec City. The provincial team did well, with its best medal count ever (21)! Special congratulations to Sempai Mariah who medalled in three of her four competition categories, taking home the gold in the U21 division and opening up
Best of luck to our dojo contingent (athletes, coach and parents!) going to the Canadian National Karate Championships in Quebec City next week! Sempai Mariah Blunt, Ethan Baker and Diego Ruiz-Silva have trained diligently and are ready to take on Canada’s best. Please note that for those who want to see the action but aren’t going to Quebec
The special class on Wednesday, February15th is cancelled as the gym is required by the school. We will have a regular class on Friday, February 17th in its place.
Karate Alberta is in need of volunteers to help at the Casino on May 7 and 8, 2017. The location of the casino is Cowboys Casino (421 12 Ave SE) in Calgary.
You can download the registration form and schedule here:
In order for the Casino to run, 36 volunteers are required. We are asking for volunteers to come
Happy new year and welcome back to everyone! I hope the holiday break gave you some time to relax with family and friends and recharge for the coming year.
Congratulations to our dojo members recently selected to the Karate Alberta Provincial team: Sempai Mariah Blunt, Ethan Baker and Diego Ruiz-Silva. This is Sempai Mariah’s seventh time on the
Luis Plumacher will be dropping by the dojo on Friday January 20th to teach the kumite class. For this class there will be a $10 drop-in fee to cover expenses. Hope to see you there.
It’s been a very busy month with the All Alberta Karate Invitational Tournament on November 26th as well as the Kumite Clinics with Sensei Masayoshi Nishiuchi, Sensei Hiroto Shinohara and Sensei Hideyoshi Kagawa. Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated in the tournament! As well, a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to
Training in recent weeks has been all about kumite. We have created a warmup that incorporates the dynamic movements needed to get our bodies and minds ready for multiple matches. A couple of key points to remember during warm-up: one, once your muscles are ready to go, make your movements big – you can always notch them down during a match if
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