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.

halloween background with a full moon night

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!


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


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



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

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!

15th Annual ASK Summer Camp

UPDATE – The July 27th deadline for t-shirt order has passed, but registration is still open!  Deadline for food orders with registration is Aug 10.

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


Deadline was July 27 for registrations with a t-shirt order

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

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