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!
The students, members, and their families at Rutland Park and Acadia had a wonderful Halloween party at the Acadia, Calgary south location on Saturday afternoon.
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.
I am a teacher. I was certified as an Early Childhood educator and Elementary Educator over 20 years ago.
When it came to choosing extra-curricular activities for my children I stood upon my high elevation as
an educator and judged those who were "teachers" in these activities. It did not take long for me to be humbled,
inspired, and in turn to learn from the outstanding Karate educators my children were fortunate enough to learn from.
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).
Finding The Right Martial Arts School: Where To Start
The martial arts have been around for centuries and many people from many different backgrounds have trained in martial arts. This trend is not just local but is in fact global. With the growth and popularity of mixed martial arts and martial arts in general in national and world wide competitions (i.e., The Olympics), showcasing many different martial arts, more parents are interested and becoming involved and are looking for their children to become involved. One result of the growth of martial arts as an industry is the perpetuation of many different schools offering many different styles, curriculums, and structures.
So, what do you look for in the school that is right for you and for your child?