2017 Calgary Open Shotokan Cup

2017 Shotokan Cup Logo

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 askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com.

 

 

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.

Important Upcoming Dates

Dates for Christmas Break:

Banzai Karate Club

  • Last class before Christmas:  Friday, Dec 23, South Dojo (Fitness Plus)
  • Classes resume:  Tuesday, Jan 3

Waza-ari Karate Club

  • Last class before Christmas:  Wednesday, Dec 21
  • Classes resume:  Wednesday, Jan 4

Brown / Black Belt Seminar and Dan Gradings:

ASK Colour Belt (Kyu) Gradings:

  • 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.

2017 Registration Renewal for All ASK Members:

  • The 2017 Online Registration Form is live.  See the Fees or Resources pages for the link.

Have a happy holiday season!
– Your friends at the ASK

3rd Annual ASK Christmas Bowling Party!

All ASK (Banzai and Waza-ari) students and immediate family are invited to come out for a fun night of 5-pin bowling for all ages!

  • Cost:  $10 per person (incl. 2 hr of bowling, pizza and 1 drink – this fee is needed to offset the increased cost, now $30/person)
  • When:  Sunday, December 4, 3:30-7:30 pm (bowling from 4-6pm)
  • Where:  Mountain View Bowl, #11 3919 Richmond Rd SW
  • Website:  http://www.mountainviewbowling.com/

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday, Dec 1 by email to askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com

Accurate numbers are very important so please only RSVP if you are able to come.  Let us know about any dietary restrictions.

We hope you can make it!

Your friends at the ASK

Monday October 31, 2016 – ASK Children’s Halloween Class

All ASK youth students are invited to attend a special Halloween Class on Monday, October 31 from 5:15-6:15 pm at the Barn Community Center in Shawnessy (224 Shawmeadows Road SW. Calgary, Alberta). All students are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costume and come have some fun & treats on such a spooky night.

Note:  This means that the Halloween night class at Chinook Park will be cancelled in lieu of the above event.

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Karate Alberta Recreational & Elite Tournament, Oct 15/16

Karate Alberta Recreational & Elite Tournament, Oct 15/16

Please see the tournament package linked below for a great opportunity for all ages and levels of karate-ka!  The Recreational Tournament will be Saturday, Oct 15 and the Elite Tournament will be Sunday, Oct 16.

October KA Tournament

Interested Banzai and Waza-ari students should speak with Sensei Kristie or Sensei Chris before Friday, Oct 7!

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2016 All Alberta Karate Invitational

2016 All Alberta Karate Invitational

Here is the tournament package for this 3rd annual WKF invitational tournament organized by Sensei Adam Wackershauser (Ippon Dojo) and Sensei Gary Sabean (Sabean Karate Academy). This will be a fun event and a great opportunity to compete and train with the best across Western Canada.

Please let Sensei Kristie or Sensei Chris know by Nov 10 (early registration date) if you’d like to attend.

Link to Tournament Package

Tournament Date: Saturday, Nov 26, 2016, 9am start

Tournament Location: Notre Dame High School, 1900 Country Village Link NE, Calgary

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There will also be a very special seminar with three world-class Japanese karate athletes: Masayoshi Nishiuchi, Hiroto Shinohara, and Hideyoshi Katawa. This is a very unique opportunity to learn from some of the best karate competitors in the world.

Seminar Date: Sunday, Nov 27, 2016, 10am – 3pm

Seminar Location: Ecole Terre de Jeunes, 3720 42 St NW, Calgary

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Sensei Ray Tio Seminar

Upcoming Seminar with Sensei Ray Tio (5th Dan) at World Class Karate Calgary

World Class Karate Calgary is happy to announce that we will be hosting our 1st Annual Sensei Ray Tio Seminar from October 1-2, 2016! Sensei Ray Tio holds an incredible resume under his belt. With over 33 years of karate experience, he holds 6 JKA world medals (the most of any competitor outside of Japan), is a 7 time JKA Pan-American Champion, 20 time JKA National Champion, and currently holds a 5th Dan in JKA Shotokan Karate.

All Shotokan Karate practitioners are invited to join. Please contact Sensei Colin Chin at worldclasskaratecalgary@gmail.com for more details.

Sensei Tio Seminar

Pricing 
Adult pricing
Whole Seminar $80
October 1 only $50
October 2 only $50

Under 18yrs pricing
Whole Seminar $60
October 1 only $40
October 2 only $40

ASK Belt Grading – Sep 18, 2016

There will be a belt grading on Sunday, September 18 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!

15th Annual ASK Summer Camp – FINAL SCHEDULE

See the link below for the final schedule for the 15th Annual ASK Summer Camp:

ASK Camp 2016 Schedule FINAL

The final deadline for lunch orders with your registration is 1pm on Wednesday, Aug 10 as we have to finalize orders with the caterers.

VOLUNTEERS are needed at 5pm on Friday, Aug 12 to help set up the mats!  Please come help out if you can!

We are expecting what could be the best attendance ever at an ASK summer camp.  See you this weekend!