2016 Annual General Meeting

2016 Annual General Meeting

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!

2015 All Alberta Karate Invitational & Sensei Plumacher Seminar

Please see the tournament information below for a great opportunity to compete in Kata and Kumite and learn from WKF World Champion Luis Plumacher.  Please let Sensei Chris know if you would like to attend.  If there is enough interest, the ASK Board is considering subsidizing this event for its members.

When:  Nov 7 (Tournament), Nov 8 (Seminar with Sensei Plumacher)

Where:  William Aberhart High School, 3009 Morley Trail NW, Calgary, AB

Who:  There are kata and kumite divisions for all ages and belt levels!

See the attached tournament package for all of the information:


KAA Tournament – Oct 24, 2015

Please let Sensei Chris know if you would like to attend the upcoming KAA tournament.  Travel and accommodation costs for competitors can be reimbursed with prior approval by the ASK Board.

When:  October 24, 2015

Where:  Abbey Master Builder Center, Blackfalds, Alberta

Who:  There are kata and kumite divisions for all ages and belt levels!

See the attached tournament package for all of the information.

Oct 24 KAA Tournament Package