December 2018

Our Fall 2018 training session is about to wrap up before the Christmas/Holiday break.  Though we got off to a slow start with the gym floor out of commission for almost one month, since then I have seen excellent effort and focus in the dojo. 

Congratulations to Sensei Mariah Blunt and Sempai Brooklyn Buckie as they were selected to the Senior Karate Alberta

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One Kids Class December 20

There be only one kids class on Thursday, December 20. Class starts at 6:45PM.  For those of you that attend the early class at 6:00PM please plan to attend this class instead.

November 2018

Congratulations to all who competed in the October 27 Karate Alberta Tournament and thank you to all who volunteered to help the tournament run smoothly.  Complete tournament results can be found here.

November presents us with opportunities to continue reinforcing our basics, as we did throughout October.  Those of you who competed in the October 27

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No Classes Friday, November 9,2018

There will be no classes Friday, November 9, 2018 due to the long weekend.  Please check the schedule for alternate times and days.

Classes Cancelled Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Due to the  inclement weather we will be cancelling classes tonight.  Stay home and stay safe.  Now would be a good time to do a little training on your own.  Perhaps a little stretching?

September 2018

Welcome back to all returning members and to those new to the dojo, thank you for choosing Sabean Karate Academy! We have had a challenging start to the year with our dojo being unavailable while the floor is being refinished. Though we haven’t begun our physical training together for the year – currentlyour start date is September 25 – now is a

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Updated: First Class Postponed to September 25, 2018

Update - The saga continues.

We just received another call from the school indicating that the contractor is late on getting the gym ready for use.  Unfortunately this means the gym will not be ready until at least Tuesday, September 25th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  Owing to the lateness of the start of classes we will not be

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June 2018

We are now in the last month of classes before summer, with a short break before the Nova Scotia summer camp being held July 11 to 15 in Halifax.

We have had a busy few weeks with various tournaments and, most importantly, a visit from Soke and Higuchi Sensei at the end of April for a three-day workshop.  That workshop provided karateka at all

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March-April 2018 (Updated)

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

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February 2018

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

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January 2018

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

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December 2017 (Updated)

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

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November 2017

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

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October 2017

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,

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Casino Volunteers Still Needed

We are still needing 2 or 3 volunteers for our Casino on  September 22 and 23.  If you are able to help out please contact Elliot Hewitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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First Class - September 12th

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!

June 2017

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

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Kumite Summer Camps with Luis Plumacher

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

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May 2017 (Updated)

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

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April 2017 - Updated

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

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