September 2015

Welcome to a new training year for Sabean Karate Academy!  It’s great to see everyone again! I’d like to offer an especially warm welcome to our new students – thank you for choosing Sabean Karate Academy.  This website provides ongoing information about our club, training times, special events and fees, so please check back often.

At the start of


First Class - September 8th

Greetings.  I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and is ready for training again.  Our first class of the new season will be on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00PM.  See you there!

Casino Volunteer Needed for Alberta Chito Kai

The Alberta Chito Kai Association is looking for a volunteer to help organize Casino events in Edmonton.  We are hoping for someone from Edmonton, but anyone from one of the clubs in Alberta would be welcome.  If you are interested in helping out please contact Sensei Grad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript


July - August 2015

The dojo is now on summer break – I hope everyone is getting the chance for some fun and relaxation and enjoying this wonderful weather! 

This is a quick reminder of the Canmore Summer Camp, scheduled for August 12 to 16 in Canmore, Albertafeaturing the world-wide head of Chito Ryu Karate, Chitose Sensei Soke, from Kumamoto, Japan. We are


June 2015

We are now in our last month of training before our summer break.  It’s hard to believe the time has gone by so fast – but it’s been great to see the results of your hard work throughout the year.  The last few weeks have been very busy with the Karate Alberta Recreational and Provincial Qualifier tournaments at the end of May and with Soke


We are on Twitter!

We are now on Twitter.  Please follow us for last-minute announcements, schedule changes, bulletins, or anything else that we care to tweet about.  Follow us at @SabeanKarate or simply click the Follow button found at the bottom of any page.


May 2015

As we move towards the end of our karate training year, there is one important concept that we should revisit.  Why are you here?  I know that might sound like an existential, out-there kind of question, but it’s an important one.  Each of us comes to karate for a different reason, but it’s important for you to know what your reason is.  If we cannot


April 2015

We had a busy start to April with a number of our dojo members travelling to Las Vegas to participate in the North American Cup and the US Open Tournaments.  Everyone represented our dojo well – with very good efforts and very good results.  In general, Canadian athletes showed very well, taking top places in a number of categories.  Here are the


Club Clothing!

We are pleased to announce a line Sabean Karate Academy logo wear for our atheletes and parents.  Available to order are jackets, pants, hoodies, training shirts, and polo shirts. Show your pride in our club by wearing a team jacket or hoodie at the next Karate Alberta tournament!  Order forms will be available at the dojo starting Tuesday April


March 2015

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the recent Karate Alberta Recreational and Provincial Qualifier tournament this past weekend.  Everyone showed excellent competitive spirit and achieved some very good results!  Well done to all and thanks also to our dojo members who volunteered for coaching, refereeing, set-up, take-down and many other


Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament and Clinic

Taneda Sensei is hosting a tournament and clinic the weekend of March 28 and 29th, 2015 at the Penticton Lakeside Hotel and Resort.  Over the years this has been a great event and they are hoping to build on the success they had last year.  This year they have scheduled  the tournament so it falls on the weekend before the US Open. If any


February 2015

Remember – no class this Friday, February 13 for the Family Day Weekend.

Congratulations to our dojo members returning from the national championships in Richmond, BC: Joseph Workman, Mariah Blunt, Sabean Sensei and Workman Sensei.  They all represented our dojo and the province extremely well.  Joseph and Mariah worked very hard to prepare for the


January 2015 – Happy New Year!


We are saddened at the news of the passing of Soke Sensei's mother at the age of 96.  I have fond memories of her and in particular my first visit to Japan.  I travelled to Japan after the world championships in Malaysia.  Somehow I managed to become sick with food poisoning and Soke's Mom took it upon herself to look after me.  Can you


Special Guest Instructor Friday December 12th

Sensei Masayoshi Nishiuchi, Shito Ryu world champion, and member of the Karate Alberta Team will be teaching our kumite class this Friday December 12th.  If you can make it please come on out as you don't want to miss this opportunity to train with a world class kumite specialist.

December 2014 (Updated)

Over this past weekend our dojo, along with Sensei Adam Wackershauser’s dojo, held our inaugural All Alberta Karate Invitational Tournament at Bowness High School.  The tournament was a great success – more than 180 athletes competed in categories ranging from flag kumite for four-year-olds to kumite for over-35-year olds, and everything in


November 2014

Thanks to everyone for your commitment and hard work over the past weeks – our training has been going very well as evidenced by some strong participation at the recent Karate Alberta Recreational and PQ Tournament. And even if you did not participate in the tournament, know that your support – either through volunteering or when we all work


October 2014

We have had a great start to our karate training year – everyone has gotten back into the rhythm of training very quickly – which is excellent!  The competitors within the club have had several opportunities already this year to continue and enhance their training in preparation for upcoming Karate Alberta Tournaments and, ultimately the Canadian


Classes Cancelled - October 9th and 10th

The school has informed us that they are using the gym on Thursday for a special event.  All classes will be cancelled on Thursday, October 9th.  Also note there no classes on Friday, October 10th for the Thanksgiving long weekend.   Take this opportunity to do some training on your own.  You can do some conditioning and stretching, or work on you


September 2014

A warm welcome to everyone as we begin our 2014-15 season at Sabean Karate Academy! It’s great to see so many returning members and new participants too.  Our club practices the Chito-Ryu style of karate, one of the oldest styles of karate in Canada. Chito-Ryu karate offers participants excellent physical conditioning and strong mental discipline, as well


Summer Fitness Training

For those members who normally attend the adult classes and are interested in getting in some summer fitness training we will be holding fun-run sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00PM at Baker Park.  Our first run will be on July 8th.  This will be an informal gathering so please try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before as we will set out