Each year our schools in Calgary and Cochrane participate in a club tournament. Featuring Karate, BJJ, Muay Thai, weapons and team competitions, this tournament is fun, fierce, and fantastic!
Summer break is upon the Arashi-Do Calgary schools! During the week off our schools take the opportunity to do some maintenance, paint, do a little renovating or updating, and in general spiffy up the schools! Right now, Arashi-Do Acadia (Calgary SE) is hard at it putting in time and sweat equity to help insure that your school is awesome. Similar renovations and updates are taking place at Deerfoot North (Calgary NE) as well, and the Rutland Park (Calgary SW) school is undergoing a big renovation. Check out the pictures from the first two days of work at Acadia!
ATTN ATP & BBC Calgary club members and those who would like to become members! ATP and BBC will adopt a new format as of January, 2016.
Anticipated start date is February 7, but subject to change as needed.
Sign-up sheet will be available at Deerfoot North desk or you can call 403-612-4050 to reserve your spot. Fee for the session must be paid before the first class and you need your own bo staff. This class is limited to 15 students so if you are interested please reserve your spot right now!
Arashi-Do Calgary North
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potluck supper party to follow: for kids, adults after that
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On Saturday, October 31, Arashi-Do North hosted an Halloween party at Deerfoot North for the West Hillhurst and Deerfoot students, members and family!
A tournament can be fun, competitive, and affirm your skills and development as a martial artist. The Samurai Sword Series 4, Calgary, was definitely fun, competitive, and affirming!! The fourth in a five part series of tournaments for our Calgary and Cochrane locations, this tournament was a special challenge as there were so many students who were brand new and had never participated in a tournament. Every one of the competitors was an example of good sportsmanship, courage, and skill development across the martial arts continuum.
Hugh has a Karate Black Belt with Arashi-Do Martial Arts out of Springbank, Calgary. He cross trains in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He started Karate with his 3 sons and though they have since taken on other pursuits, Hugh stayed with it. After 4 years he earned his Black Belt. He sometimes helps teach at the Springbank dojo, and attends most of the seminars and tournaments (as time allows). He admits that he was in generally good shape when he started Karate, or he thought he was, but believes his current good health can be attributed in part to continuing to train, to develop as a martial artist, and to the community of martial artsists who encourage and build up their team mates. Hugh is 60; he started when he was 52.
In 2010, GSS (General Social Survey) conducted a research survey asking Canadians across the age, gender, income, and nationality spectrum when and what sports they actively participated in. This survey and the conclusions drawn from the results are not so much startling as they are a guide to helping understand what is happening and may suggest ways to see an increase in participation. The single most telling result showed decreased sport participation across all age groups (pg 14).