Kumite Summer Camps with Luis Plumacher

Luis Plumacher Sensei will be holding elite kumite training camps over the summer.  Classes run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Camps run the weeks of July 17, July 31, and August 7.  Location of the camps is 115 Country Village Manor NE, Calgary, AB. Cost for the camps $300 for one week, $400 for two


May 2017 (Updated)

May has been a busy month so far, with a number of important karate events still to come.  We are most fortunate to have several classes scheduled with the worldwide head of our karate style, Soke Sensei, as well as a number of other senior karate practitioners, coming up next week in Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton (May 22-24).  Please refer to the


April 2017 - Updated

While the training schedule this month is slightly reduced because of spring break and the Easter weekend, our focus has continued on preparing for competitions and gradings.  Several of our dojo athletes competed at the Junior International Cup and the US Open in Las Vegas over the Easter weekend – congratulations to them for their efforts and


March 2017

Congratulations to our dojo members recently returning from the Canadian National Karate Championships in Quebec City.  The provincial team did well, with its best medal count ever (21)!  Special congratulations to Sempai Mariah who medalled in three of her four competition categories, taking home the gold in the U21 division and opening up


February 2017

Best of luck to our dojo contingent (athletes, coach and parents!) going to the Canadian National Karate Championships in Quebec City next week! Sempai Mariah Blunt, Ethan Baker and Diego Ruiz-Silva have trained diligently and are ready to take on Canada’s best.  Please note that for those who want to see the action but aren’t going to Quebec


Notice: Special Class Wednesday is Cancelled

The special class on Wednesday, February15th is cancelled as the gym is required by the school.  We will have a regular class on Friday, February 17th in its place.

Karate Alberta Casino Volunteers Needed

Karate Alberta is in need of volunteers to help at the Casino on May 7 and 8, 2017. The location of the casino is Cowboys Casino (421 12 Ave SE) in Calgary.

You can download the registration form and schedule  here:

In order for the Casino to run, 36 volunteers are required. We are asking for volunteers to come


January 2017 - Updated

Happy new year and welcome back to everyone! I hope the holiday break gave you some time to relax with family and friends and recharge for the coming year.


Congratulations to our dojo members recently selected to the Karate Alberta Provincial team:  Sempai Mariah Blunt, Ethan Baker and Diego Ruiz-Silva.  This is Sempai Mariah’s seventh time on the


Kumite with Luis Plumacher Friday January 20th

Luis Plumacher will be dropping by the dojo on Friday January 20th to teach the kumite class.  For this class there will be a $10 drop-in fee to cover expenses.  Hope to see you there.

December 2016 - Updated

It’s been a very busy month with the All Alberta Karate Invitational Tournament on November 26th as well as the Kumite Clinics with Sensei Masayoshi Nishiuchi, Sensei Hiroto Shinohara and Sensei Hideyoshi Kagawa. Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated in the tournament!  As well, a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to


November 2016

Training in recent weeks has been all about kumite.  We have created a warmup that incorporates the dynamic movements needed to get our bodies and minds ready for multiple matches.  A couple of key points to remember during warm-up:  one, once your muscles are ready to go, make your movements big – you can always notch them down during a match if


October 2016 - Updated

The last month has given us lots of opportunities to get back into training condition and attitude. The provincial team hopefuls in our dojo have had a weekend of training with Karate Alberta, as well as a workshop hosted by Seba Sensei – one of the most experienced and decorated kumite coaches in the world.  Dojo members who did not attend either of


September 2016 - Updated

Hard to believe, but a new year of training is about to begin!  Welcome back to all of our current dojo members and thank you to our new members for choosing Sabean Karate Academy. Note that registration is ongoing, so if you have a friend or neighbour interested in karate, kindly pass along our website info.  Please watch this website for


June 2016

We are now in our last month of training before summer break.  Looking back over our ‘karate year’, there is a lot to be proud of:  our dojo members have represented themselves, our dojo and the province well at a range of tournaments, within the competitor, coaching and referee ranks.  On that note, congratulations to all of our competitors in the


May 2016

When we set goals and develop a training plan to support them, we often consider what might get in the way: an injury, not enough time to train, not enough commitment.  I don’t think an earthquake and damages resulting from it would ever enter our minds – but that’s where we are.  While making a change to our training can be a challenge, it has a positive


ICKF - NS Chito-ryu Summer Camp and Friendship Tournament

ICKF Nova Scotia is holding a summer camp and friendship bogu tournament from August 3rd to 7th in Yarmouth, NS.  Details and schedule can be found here.  Watch this space as we will publish more information as it comes in. This will be a great camp with lots of training and special events planned.  There will be something for every rank and skill


Soke Cup Postponed

Due to the recent earthquakes in Kumamoto the Soke Cup scheduled for August has been postponed.  As soon as we here of a new date we will let you know. 

Unfortunately, it appears that the Sohonbu dojo was in one of the areas with more severe damage and as a result has sustained significant structural damage.  A fair bit of funds will be required for the


Recent Earthquakes – Island of Kyushu, City of Kumamoto

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Chito-Ryu friends in Japan – Soke Sensei and his family – as well as many karate colleagues we have had the honour and opportunity to work with over the years.  Right now we are waiting and watching, hoping that everyone is safe.  As we learn more about the situation, and how our travels to Japan in August may


April 2016

Congratulations to our dojo members who recently returned from the US open and Junior International Cup held in Las Vegas over the Easter weekend.  Sempai Mariah Blunt, Diego Ruiz and honorary dojo member – Ethan Strobach – all worked extremely hard and competed well.  Diego posted very strong results by winning the bronze medal in the Advanced


12th International Soke Cup

Here's a promotional video for the upcoming Soke Cup in Kumamoto, Japan from August 5th to 8th.