- Published: 31 August 2021 31 August 2021
- Last Updated: 01 September 2021 01 September 2021
We are pleased to welcome everyone back! Classes will be starting on Thursday September 9th at our temporary location in the Montgomery Community Association. Class times will be the same as last October. We hope to see you there.
We are still in the process of finding a location and times for our 4 to 6 year-old class. We will update you as soon as we have something arranged.
A special class in lieu of Labour Day will be held on Friday September 17th.
COVID-19 Protocols for Indoor Training
In taking into consideration the concerns of members and relying on medical advice we have amended our training protocols as follows:
- If you are eligible for a vaccination (i.e. over 12 years of age) you must be fully vaccinated with two vaccinations in order to train at the dojo.
- Children under twelve who are not eligible for a vaccination may train with us provided they wear a mask at all times.
- If you have any symptoms including a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or runny nose please stay home until symptoms pass.
Regretfully, COVID-19 is still with us and we have made these changes out of an abundance of caution and with a view to protect the health and safety of all concerned.
- Published: 28 August 2021 28 August 2021
- Last Updated: 30 August 2021 30 August 2021
Greetings everyone. A number of folks have been checking in with us as to when we are going to start classes in September. Tentatively we are scheduled to start classes in the second week of September back at École Terre des Jeunes. We are still waiting for confirmation from the Principal of the school who is, in turn, waiting to hear from the School Board. Once we hear anything we will update the website with dates and class times. Stay tuned.
Update August 30, 2021. We have heard back from the school and, regretfully, the School Board will not be proceeding with rentals until at least the new year. In the interim we are trying to arrange an alternate location for classes to begin. As soon as we have news we let everyone know.
- Published: 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
- Last Updated: 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
Karate Alberta's Casino has been an on again, off again event for us the last number of months due to the various restrictions the pandemic has placed on their operations. Karate Alberta has been given the opportunity by the AGLC to volunteer at the Cash Casino on July 22nd & 23rd. This is absolutely the best bang-for-the-buck way to raise funds for our athletes, and we can’t afford to miss out.
Karate Alberta is looking for volunteers right now:
A commitment for people to block off time to come and help work the Casino. There are two Cash Cage shifts (11:00AM-7:30PM & 6:30PM-3:30AM) and one count room shift (11:00PM-3:30AM) on each of the two days for a total volunteer requirement of 6 people on each shift (6 for the day, 6 for the evening and 6 for the count room close) for each day. Please use the following sign-up sheet to specify what shift(s) you can take,
Date of the Casino: July 22nd and July 23rd, 2021 (Thursday & Friday)
Location: Cash Casino, 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE
If you’ve never volunteered before, please consider doing so – it is fun and easygoing – definitely not a stressful activity. It’s a great way to meet and connect with other KA members, and they even throw in meals and refreshments! For all Karate Alberta team members volunteering at the Casino will count toward your volunteer points commitment for the upcoming provincial team season.
With a number of members on or trying out for the provincial team our club needs to support for this event.
- Published: 27 June 2021 27 June 2021
- Last Updated: 27 June 2021 27 June 2021
Planning for Fall Training
As restrictions begin to lift and we anticipate the end of the pandemic, we are happy to begin planning for karate training in the fall. The school where we trained until March 2020 (École Terre des Jeunes at 3720 42 St NW) has contacted us with the understanding that we will restart, following our old schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. At this point, the schedule is tentative, assuming COVID cases continue to decline and vaccination rates increase. We will keep you posted as we learn more about the fall training schedule. An important consideration is that we may face restrictions on the number of participants per class. So, while we are encouraging new members, we first want to confirm how many of our current members will be rejoining.
Please email me using the Contact Form page on our website to let me know your training plans for the fall and to save a place if you or your family members are planning to rejoin our dojo.
In the meantime, the Adult Class Fun Runs are underway – good to see everyone at Baker Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remember, these sessions for our adult class members are optional and weather dependent. If you are interested, we meet in the Baker Park parking lot at 6:00 PM. Sessions run until approximately 8 pm.
Take care, stay safe, and have a great summer!
- Published: 08 March 2014 08 March 2014
- Last Updated: 26 June 2016 26 June 2016
From Karate by Jesse http://www.karatebyjesse.com
Note: I came across the following article and thought our dojo parents might enjoy it. I know I did!
Imagine the horror:
- You’ve been driving your kids to Karate class, tournaments and camps for years.
- You’ve spent boatloads of money on uniforms, belts, gradings and equipment.
- You’ve invested hundreds of hours to relentlessly push your kids to the limit.
Then one day…
BANG! They quit. Just like that. You’re heartbroken. Flabbergasted. Why?! You try to talk to them. You try to convince them to continue. You tell them they’ve come too far to quit now – give it another shot, kiddo! But nothing works. When a child makes her mind up, there’s not much you can do really.