2016 Karate Camp T-shirt Design

Hey ASK Karateka!

The design for the official 2016 ASK Karate Camp t-shirts has been revealed!  The great-looking design is printed on a technical snag-resistant, wicking, UV-protection micro poly tee, and comes in youth, men’s and women’s sizes!

These limited edition tees will be given to all ASK members who register for camp!  They will be available to non-members for $30.  If you haven’t already, register now and reserve yours!

Thanks to Helen Chang for designing the shirts and having them made!

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15th Annual ASK Summer Camp

UPDATE – Sign up by July 25th to order your t-shirt!  See the registration form linked below for all of the details:

Karate Camp Signup Form


The Association of Shotokan Karate invites you to attend the 15th Annual Summer Camp.  This year the camp offers a wide variety of classes with guest instructors and fun for the whole family.

When:  August 12-14, 2016

Where:  Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Rd E, Cochrane, AB


Schedule & Instructor Bios:  Click Here


  • Chris Walker
  • Kristie Schafer
  • Marc Ward
  • Peter Stoddart
  • Adam Wackershauser

“Yoga Passage” Instructors

  • Gord Desautels
  • Tracy Mann

And featuring 2004 WKF World Champion, Luis Plumacher


Brochure:  Camp Brochure

*Deadline is July 25 for registrations with a t-shirt order

Registration includes a camp t-shirt for ASK members.  Non-members can purchase a t-shirt for $30.

Registration fees include lunch on Saturday and the BBQ on Sunday for all attendees!


Registration Fees for ASK Members [and Non-Members]

Fri only  $30 [$30]

Sat only  $50 [$60]

Sun only  $40 [$50]

Entire weekend  $60 [$110]


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2016 Annual General Meeting

2016 Annual General Meeting

Meeting minutes:  2016 AGM Minutes

The 2016 AGM will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016.  This meeting is open to all ASK members and we will need a quorum of at least 7 voting members (adult members or parents of members).

The Quintero family (Orlando, Alicia & kids) have generously offered to host the meeting and provide some food and drinks at their home.  Families are welcome!  We can enjoy the sunshine in their large backyard and there is XBox & Wii for the kids downstairs.

We will relocate from the dojo to the Quintero residence after the grading is finished (~4pm).

For the address and contact info, please see Orlando or see the details in the email sent on May 2, 2016.

Hope to see you there!

US Open/Junior International

Congratulations to all the ASK athletes that competed at the 2016 Junior International and US Open Championship this past weekend in Las Vegas.  We had an exceptional representation of our Association at these two international tournaments. There was even some new hardware to show off including a gold medal, a bronze medal and a silver medal in team kata.  Our athletes made us proud during exciting matches in the medal rounds!

We would like to thank Helen for organizing the team and our coaches, Sensei Chris and Sensei Kristie for all their hard work.

Next event coming up is the 2016 Calgary Open Shotokan Cup April 16, 2016. We look forward seeing all of our members there.

Team ASK

ASK Christmas Party – Sunday, Dec 13

ASK Christmas Party

  • When:  Sunday, December 13, 3:30-7:30 pm (bowling from 4-6pm)
  • Where:  Mountain View Bowling (http://www.mountainviewbowling.com/)
  • Details:  A fun night of 10-pin bowling for all ages, pizza & snacks, & some new trophies! ASK members and their immediate families are welcome!
  • PLEASE RSVP by Sunday, Dec 6 by email to askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com
    • Let us know about any dietary restrictions.

We hope you can make it!


ASK Belt Grading – Nov 29, 2015

There will be a belt grading on Sunday, Nov 29 at the South Dojo.   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.
  • Dan (black belt) gradings will use a combination of the syllabi of the ASK and South African Shotokan Karate Shihahkai.
  • Both syllabi can be found under the Resources tab of this website.

See you there!