March - April 2020

Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a constant in our day-to-day news and social media. And while Alberta Health Services and the Government of Canada note that the risk of infection for Canadians remains low,it is important to remember that public health is a shared responsibility.We all must do our part to keep ourselves and


January - February 2020

A new year typically brings all kinds of new resolutions. New goals, new focus and an effort to get rid of things that aren’t helping you keep on track. Then, once you get back to your normal routine, after about the first week of January, it all falls apart. Does this mean you shouldn’t bother trying to improve? No! But it does mean that you should


Party Tonight

The potluck is tonight!  Setup will be at 5:30, so if you can make it out early to help that would be great.  In case you didn't realize, he party is open to family not just Dojo members. Everyone is welcome.  Come on out and don't forget your ugly sweater. 

First Class After Winter Break

The first class after winter break will be on January 7, 2020.  See you then.

Potluck Party December 19th

 ugly sweater

 Sabean Karate Academy invites YOU to an Ugly Sweater Potluck!

Who:             EVERYONE is invited!

When:           Thursday, December 19, 2019

                       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where:          The dojo – of course

What:            Please bring a hot or cold dish or dessert of your choice to share. And don’t forget your ugly sweater!

The potluck will be replacing classes on December 19, 2019.



November - December 2019 (Updated)


Hope to see everyone at the 6th Annual All Alberta Karate Invitational Tournament this weekend (November 23) at Crescent Heights High School!


When:Saturday, November 23. Set-up begins at 8:00 am. Competition begins at 9:30 am.

Where: Crescent Heights High School: 1019 1st Street NW, Calgary, AB

More information and a tournament package can be


Classes Friday, November 8th

Just a quick reminder that there will be classes as usual on Friday, November 8th.  See you there.

Extra Make Up Classes Friday, October 11th

Since the school is using the gym on Friday October 18th we will hold extra kids and kumite classes this Friday, October  11th instead.  See you then.

September - October 2019

Welcome Back to all our returning students and a special welcome to those joining us this year!

We’ve been back at training for two weeks now, so hopefully we are getting used to the routines and workouts.  To ensure that we all have the best opportunity for training, please arrive 10 minutes before class begins. This way everyone gets a proper


First Class - September 10th

Greetings.  I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready to get back into training.  Our first class of the new season will be Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00PM.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

July Soke Cup Draws and Updated Schedules Posted

Updated schedules and version 1 of the draws have been posted on the Soke Cup Website.  You can view and/or download the draws using this link.

July Soke Cup Information (Updated)

Important Scheduling Change! The last bulletin published by the organizing commitee eliminated Friday July 26th as a competition day. Since then the registration for the tournament grew significantly, so they are going to run events on Friday. The organizers are aware that some people are arriving later in the week and will take that into

Baker Park Training

Now that classes are over we will be holding our Baker Park running and training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays right up to the Soke Cup.  This would be a great opportunity for those of you attending Soke Cup to get a little extra training in before the event.  The training starts at 7:00PM rain (no thunder) or shine.  If you would like to


June Soke Cup Update

Registrations are being finalized for individual and team events.  As has been noted elsewhere there are a number of divisions with a small number of competitors.  The organizers are in the process of reducing the number of divisions with the goal to have as many competitors as possible in a division while maintaining a fair competition.  Stay

June 2019

Soke Cup Update registration for competitions and the banquet has been extended to June 9.  See the Soke Cup web page for more information.  Please note that each athlete must register – we are not doing a group dojo registration.  If you have any questions about how to register, which category to compete in or the event overall, please contact


Classes Cancelled Friday May 3rd

Classes on Friday May 3rd are cancelled as all our instructors will be attending the Junior Nationals in Edmonton.  We will be running  additional classes in June to make up for the ones we have been missing.  Stay tuned for more details.  In the meantime please check the schedule for alternate class times. 

April - May 2019

Sometimes you might wonder why we focus on the things that we do in class.  Killer abdominal workouts, lunges, plyometrics, line-work, technical drills with a variety of partners, you name it.  When you are focused on the next competition or grading, you might wonder: why don’t we simply work on kumite or kata?  Surely, by this point in the year our


March 2019


  • Reminder that we will be off for Spring break the week of March 25th.  First class after the break will be on April 2nd.
  • Registration is now open for Soke Cup (July 25th to 29th, 2019).  More details can be found at the Soke Cup Website.

January - February 2019

Congratulations to Sensei Mariah Blunt for her strong results at the recent Canadian National Karate Championships held in Gatineau, Quebec on January 19 and 20.  Blunt Sensei finished second overall in a very challenging kumite division.  Congratulations also go out to Sempai Brooklyn Buckie for her strong showing – she finished 5th in the same


December 2018

Our Fall 2018 training session is about to wrap up before the Christmas/Holiday break.  Though we got off to a slow start with the gym floor out of commission for almost one month, since then I have seen excellent effort and focus in the dojo. 

Congratulations to Sensei Mariah Blunt and Sempai Brooklyn Buckie as they were selected to the Senior Karate Alberta