Reminder: Chinook Park Dojo is closed until further notice

Banzai Karate’s Chinook Park Dojo will be closed until further notice. During this time, all Chinook Park students are welcome to attend classes at the South Dojo (Fitness Plus, Braeside):

  • Tuesdays, 7:45-9 pm (all ages)
  • Fridays, 6:45-8 pm (all ages), 8-9 pm (ASK kumite class)
  • Sundays, 1-2 pm (all ages), 2-2:45 pm (ASK kata class)

We will notify students when the Chinook Park dojo will reopen.

On behalf of Sensei Chris and Sensei Kristie

Halloween Party – Sunday October 29

Halloween Party – Sunday October 29

All ASK students are invited to attend a special Halloween Class on Sunday, October 29 from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Banzai South Dojo Location (Fitness Plus, 10401 Braeside Dr SW).

Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume and come enjoy some games and treats.  See you there!

Halloween Scene

16th Annual Summer Karate Camp – Online Registration and Schedule

All camp participants are encouraged to attend ASK sponsored karate classes offered on Friday, Aug 11 (7-9 pm) and Sunday, Aug 13 (1-2:30 pm) at Fitness Plus, 10401 Braeside Dr. SW.

Please try to arrive by 8:30 on Saturday to help with set-up.

Online Registration Form

Saturday, August 12, 8:30am-5:30pm
Calgary Jewish Community Centre (gymnasium)

1607 – 90th Avenue SW

The Association of Shotokan Karate invites you to attend our 16th Annual Summer Karate Camp featuring karate seminars by Senseis Chris Walker, Kristie Schafer, and Marc Ward.  There will also be a self-defense class (by Sensei Marc) and “Yin and Tonic” (yin yoga with massage therapists) that can be attended by parents or family members.

Preliminary Schedule:
8:30-9:15  Set-up
9:15-10:00  Fitness conditioning
10:00-12:00  Karate Training
12:00-13:00  Lunch – Food eaten in the gym must be kosher to honour the CJCC’s regulations. Non-kosher lunches can be eaten outside in the park. There are also several food options at Glenmore Landing across the street.
13:00-14:00  Karate Training
14:00-15:15  Self-defense (parents can participate) or Karate Training
15:30-17:00  “Yin and Tonic” – Yin yoga with massage therapists (parents can participate)
17:00-17:30  Tear down

Registration fees (subsidized by the ASK):
ASK members:  $40 (all classes and t-shirt, if registered by Aug 3)
Non-members:  $60 (all classes and t-shirt, if registered by Aug 3)
Self-defense and/or Yin and Tonic class(es):  $20

The deadline for registration payment to include a t-shirt is Thursday, August 3 (received online or in person at the Dalhousie Dojo).  Note that participants registering after Aug 3 will not receive a t-shirt.  Registrations will be accepted up until the day of the camp.  Due to the costs associated with the event, registrations will be non-refundable after Aug 3.

Questions?  Ask in class or contact us at

ASK Make-up Grading

  • For those who missed the May 28 grading, there will be a make-up grading for ASK members on Sunday, July 9th with registration starting at 12:30pm at the South Dojo (Fitness Plus, Braeside)
  • Grading fees are $25 in cash or cheque made out to AS Karate Council Alberta
  • For more info including what to expect and how to prepare, check out the Belt Grading page!


2017 Annual General Meeting

New!  Meeting minutes, posted Jun 24:


The 2017 AGM will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the South Dojo (Fitness Plus, Braeside) at ~2:45 pm after the regular Sunday class.  All adult ASK members and parents of members are encouraged to attend.  We need a quorum of at least 7 voting members (adult members or parents of members).


2017 AGM Agenda

Thank you from the ASK Board of Directors.

ASK Belt Grading – May 28

  • There will be a belt grading for ASK members on Sunday, May 28th with registration starting at 12:30pm at the South Dojo (Fitness Plus, Braeside)
  • Grading fees are $25 in cash or cheque made out to AS Karate Council Alberta
  • For more info including what to expect and how to prepare, check out the Belt Grading page!


2017 Calgary Open Shotokan Cup

2017 Shotokan Cup Logo

New update!  Events Order and Ring Locator:

ASK Shotokan Cup Schedule

  • We are unable to provide a timed schedule for the events due to uncertainty in the number of competitors for each division.


Announcing the 4th Annual Calgary Open Shotokan Cup! 

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9am – 5pm
Henry Wise Wood High School
910 – 75 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta

Karate-ka under 21 from all styles and belt levels are encouraged to compete and test their skills at this fun, youth-oriented tournament.

See the Tournament Package (linked below) for details and let Sensei Chris, Sensei Kristie, or Sensei Marc know if you’d like to compete.

Early Bird Registrations are due by April 18.

Calgary Shotokan Cup 2017 tournament package

We need volunteers to help set-up the mats at 7:30 am.  
Any parents or students interested in volunteering to help organize, marshal competitors, scorekeep, or referee are encouraged to contact us at



2017 Registration and Upcoming Events

2017 Registration – Due January 31

  • Registration is required for all (new and current) ASK students and instructors
  • Students transferring from Sensei Marc’s dojo are required to register in the portal, but registration payments already made to Sensei Marc will be honoured and no additional payment is required
  • Up-to-date registration is required for participation in belt gradings and other events
  • Thank you to everyone who has already registered!

Click here for the 2017 Registration Form

Practice Grading Class – Kyu Grading Syllabus – Sunday, Jan 29

  • We will be doing a class focussed on the ASK Grading Syllabus starting at 1pm at the South Dojo
  • The class will be led by Senpai Jake Pickering with support from other senior students

ASK Belt Gradings – Sunday, Feb 5

  • Sunday, Feb 5, Registration starts at 12:30, South Dojo (Braeside)
  • Please bring your grading books and $25 cash or cheque made out to A. S. Karate Council Alberta.  Registration for the grading will take place between 12:30-1pm before the class.
  • Kyu (colour belt) gradings will follow the ASK Grading Syllabus.