6th Annual ASK Christmas Bowling Party

All Banzai and Waza-ari students and immediate family are invited to come out for a fun night of 5-pin bowling, pizza, and trophy presentations!  

  • Sunday, December 15, 3:30-7:30 (bowling from 4-6 pm)
  • Mountain View Bowl, #11 3919 Richmond Rd SW
  • $20 per bowler (incl. 2 hr of bowling, pizza and 1 drink.  This fee is needed to offset the cost of nearly $40/bowler)
  • $10 per non-bowler (to offset additional food costs).  If you don’t plan to eat or bowl, feel free to attend at no charge.

Questions?  Contact us at askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com.

Register here!

18th Annual ASK Summer Camp, Aug 9-11

The Association of Shotokan Karate invites you to attend our 18th Annual Summer Karate Camp, August 9-11, 2019.

Location:  Calgary Jewish Academy, 6700 Kootenay St SW

Please park in the lot at the back of the Beth Tzedec Synagogue at 1325 Glenmore Trail SW.  Click here for map.  A security person will be there whenever we are, and will let us in and out.

Dates / times:  Click here for schedule.

What to bring:  Kumite gear, Runners, A change of clothes for Sunday, small every day items foe Self-defence training, water and lunch for Saturday.  Please note that Adult Self Defence Training is also open to parents or anyone interested in attending.

Registration:  Please speak with Kyra or Sensei Kristie for pre-registration, or bring cash or cheque made out to A S Karate Council Alberta.

Full Weekend- ASK members  $60.00
Full Weekend- non Ask members $75.00
One day – $35.00

Kyra will be taking orders for camp t-shirts at the camp.

Friday, Aug 9th we will be setting up mats starting at 5:30 pm. We need volunteers please!  We will be leaving the mats in place until we are finished on Sunday August 11th.  Volunteers please to help with this before we go out to celebrate!

Questions?  Ask in class or contact Sensei Kristie at askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com.

6th Annual Calgary Open Shotokan Cup – 2019

Announcing the 6th Annual Calgary Open Shotokan Cup! 

Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 8 am (set-up) – 3 pm
Henry Wisewood High School, 
910 75 Ave SW

Karate-ka under 21 from all styles and belt levels are encouraged to compete and test their skills at this fun, youth-oriented tournament.

Speak with Sensei Chris, Sensei Kristie, or Sensei Marc if you’d like to compete.  See the linked tournament package: Calgary Shotokan Cup 2019 tournament package Rev 1.

Volunteers will be needed for set up at 8 am Saturday morning and for teardown at 3 pm Saturday afternoon.  Volunteers are also required for table officials and marshalling.  Please contact Kristie Schafer at askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com to volunteer or express your interest on the day of the tournament.

5th 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, pizza, and annual award presentations!

Registration includes 2 hours of bowling, pizza, and one drink.  Click on the link below:

Registration will close at 10 am on Dec 5.

17th Annual ASK Summer Karate Camp

Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers, participants, and instructors who made the 17th Annual ASK Summer Camp a success.

In addition, a very special thank you to Harris and Kyra Hanson who not only provided the venue for training but also opened up their home to the barbeque and amazing buffet after.  The bouncy house and warm waterslide was a real hit with the kids!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Ray Schafer, President
on behalf of the ASK Board of Directors

See some great photos on the ASK Facebook page and share with your friends!


The Association of Shotokan Karate invites you to attend our 17th Annual Summer Karate Camp featuring karate seminars by Sensei Mike Scales (7th Dan, Coquitlam, BC) and ASK Instructors Senseis Chris Walker, Kristie Schafer, and Marc Ward.  There will also be self-defense class (by Sensei Marc) and a yoga class that can be attended by parents or family members.

Location:  8900 Macleod Trail SE (old Swiss Chalet building) 

Dates / times (detailed schedule being finalized):

Friday, Aug 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 11, 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, Aug 12, 9am-12:45pm followed by a family BBQ!

The deadline for t-shirt order is July 20.  Note that participants registering after July 20 will not receive a t-shirt.  Registrations will be accepted up until the day of the camp.  Due to the costs associated with the event, registrations will be non-refundable after Aug 3.

Questions?  Ask in class or contact us at askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

Karate Alberta Tournament – April 29

  • Speak with Sensei Chris or Sensei Kristie ASAP if you are interested in competing; the deadline for registration is Saturday, Apr 21 (no day-of registration)
  • See the Karate Alberta website for a link to the the tournament package.

ASK Make-up Belt Grading – May 6

  • For students who missed the grading on Mar 18, there will be a make-up grading on Sunday, May 6 with registration starting at 12:30pm at the South Dojo (Fitness Plus, Braeside)
  • Grading fees are $25 in cash or cheque made out to A S Karate Council Alberta
  • For more info including what to expect and how to prepare, check out the Belt Grading page at the ASK website.

Osuna Karate presents the 2018 Calgary Karate Cup – May 26

Tournament:

  • Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 8 am – 5 pm
  • Community Gymnasium at the Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9
  • Tournament package:  Osuna’s Calgary Karate Cup 2018

Seminar with WKF Kumite Champion Sensei Luis Plumacher:

  • Sunday, May 27th, 2018, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Location details for the seminar to be provided closer to the event.

2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 AGM will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm at the South Dojo after the regular Sunday class.  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).

We are looking for adult members or parents of members who would like to volunteer for a position on the Board of Directors.  We’ve had two recent departures from the organization and therefore have openings for Treasurer (avg. commitment ~2-3 hr/month) and Membership Officer (seasonal from Nov-Jan, ~4-6 hr max/year).  We have established, streamlined processes for both roles and the candidate would be oriented in detail by current Board members.  As a member of the Board, you would have a direct say in the how our casino and general funds are utilized to enhance traditional and sport karate training and tournament opportunities for our students.  Please contact us if you are interested.

A detailed agenda will be posted closer to the date of the AGM.

The ASK Board

2018 Calgary Open Shotokan Cup

Announcing the 5th Annual Calgary Open Shotokan Cup! 

Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 9am – 5pm
William Aberhart High School, 
3009 Morley Trail NW

Karate-ka under 21 from all styles and belt levels are encouraged to compete and test their skills at this fun, youth-oriented tournament.

Speak with Sensei Chris, Sensei Kristie, or Sensei Marc if you’d like to compete.  See the linked Calgary Shotokan Cup 2018 tournament package.

We need volunteers to help set-up the mats at 7:30 am.  

Any parents or students interested in volunteering to help organize, marshal competitors, scorekeep, or referee are encouraged to contact us at askaratecouncilalberta@gmail.com.