Click on the link below for the grading syllabus used by the Association of Shotokan Karate for all Kyu gradings (white belt to brown belt):

ASK Grading Syllabus

Dan (black belt) gradings will follow the syllabus below:

Master Grading Syllabus & Karate Terminology


Starting 2017, individual membership fees are $30 per year for renewals and $45 for new members which includes a grading book.  The $10 increase in fees is needed to cover the fees associated with the online portal and payment system but also to help subsidize our events and administration.  Your annual membership fee grants you access to all ASK member programs (gradings, classes, seminars, etc.) but also help to subsidize the costs of events such as the annual summer Karate Camp, special seminars, tournaments, and Christmas party.  Note that some programs require payment of an additional fee.

The 2019 ASK Registration drive will start in Nov 2018.

Payment can be made through the online portal using Visa or MasterCard, or in person using cash or cheque (made out to A. S. Karate Council Alberta).  Online registration form must be completed by all ASK members, which includes all students of Banzai Karate Club or Waza-ari Karate Club.

The ASK clubs Banzai Karate Club and Waza-ari Karate Club are members of Karate Alberta (KA).  Membership in Karate Alberta will be updated on our students’ behalf using the relevant information provided in the ASK registration portal.