Classes in the Pandemic
Instruction is oriented to adults and young adults (12+). We consider younger students on an individual basis and welcome children to train with their parents. New students are welcome anytime! Anyone with a sincere desire to learn Seibukan is invited to try a class for free, regardless of experience or level of fitness. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or text Doug (contact information is at the bottom of each page) or use the contact form below.
We hold classes in the Dance Studio in Strathcona High School, which has a beautiful sprung hardwood floor and mirrored walls. In summer, we train outdoors in the park adjacent to the school.
To protect all our members and the community, we observe strong protocols while covid persists in the community. Our karate obligates us to do our best to care for others. We are fortunate to be able to rely on the advice of an international public health expert.
Full vaccination is required. N95 or KN95 or better masks must be worn. We sell these at cost for $2. A brief screening questionnaire must be completed before each class. We run two electronic air filters in the dojo. We insure good ventilation and monitor CO2 levels, which have never exceeded 550 ppm.
Karate on Zoom
We also hold one-hour online sessions twice a week and have distance students in Calgary, Montreal, St John's, Vancouver, Vermont, and Belfast.
In person: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1900-2030 and Saturdays 1000-1130.
Online: Monday and Wednesday 1830 - 1930 MT.
First class free; first month is $45, which covers Karate Alberta fees.
After that, $65 per month or $660 per year ($120 discount). $15 per drop-in per class. $20 per month for distance online students. We are privileged to have a special relationship with Strathcona High School and its students and staff can train in our dojo for zero tuition.
All members must also pay $45 annual Karate Alberta dues each November.
From the beginning, our policy has been that anyone of good character with a sincere desire to learn Seibukan karate should be given an opportunity to do so, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our tuition is among the lowest in the city, but if you want to try our karate training and can't afford them, please contact us and we will make arrangements which will allow you to.
Strathcona High School is accessed by car from 105 A St.
It's a ten minute walk from multiple bus routes on Whyte Ave and about the same from routes running on 109 St.
To get to the dojo, enter via the west-facing doors of the school and go straight through the lobby and the glass doors at the far end. Turn left, go up a short flight of stairs, continue straight and up one more short flight of stairs to the end of the hallway to the doors of the Dance Studio. If you have difficulty locating us, please call Doug at 587 879 0119.