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  • Physical & Mental well-being!
  • Mental Focus and  Discipline!


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KARATE IS FOR YOUNG AND OLD!


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About Us

Who are the Instructors and their Qualifications

Weekly Classes & Registrations

  • Class Information and Schedules
  •  Registrations accepted anytime 

Tuition

  • Based on 3 month memberships
  • Registrations accepted anytime

Fees and Sessions

Annual Fees and Sessions scheduled every 3 months

Children Class Size and What is Taught

Limit on children class size and Instruction Content 

Why Join Us / Photo Gallery

Values to Live By

About Us

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Qualified Instructors

KARATE INSTRUCTION SINCE 1976

  • CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Sensei John Montgomery 
  • 50 years experience


  • HEAD INSTRUCTOR: Senpai Myles Montgomery BSc.
  • 21 years experience.


Instructors of:

  • Edmonton Commonwealth Karate-do 
  • Terwillegar Genbukai Karate


Are authorized by: 

Shito-Ryu Genbukai International 

under Master Fumio Demura 9th Degree. and

Genbukai Canada under Sensei Steuart 6th Degree.

Senpai Myles  Montgomery

Karate Studio Location

Terwillegar Fitness Center 

2051 Ledger Road

M4 -Multipurpose Room 4 [behind 2nd Cup Cafe]

Our Philosophy

To  develop a student's character and integrity. Who, with a positive outlook and  the strength of discipline, courage and ambition to achieve their goals in their personal  lives.  

Weekly Classes/Registration

  • NOTE! 
  • No class Monday September 23/2019
  • Class in Multipurpose room B September 25th 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays

PENDING Pee Wee Karate

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

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Mondays & Wednesdays

PENDING Pee Wee Karate

Introductory Karate for 4 &  5 year old

(limit of 5 students)

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

Mondays & Wednesdays

Kids Karate - Beginners / All Levels 1 hr ........................... (limit of 15 students)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

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Mondays & Wednesdays

Kids Karate - Beginners / All Levels 1 hr ........................... (limit of 15 students)

Our introductory and basic technique review class for  Intermediate / Advance  6  to 12 year old

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

Mondays & Wednesdays

Kids Karate - Intermediate / Advance .5hr

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

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Mondays & Wednesdays

Kids Karate - Intermediate / Advance .5hr

Kids with yellow belt (6 month training) and higher

continue from Beginner session above

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

Mondays

Youth / Adult Karate - All Levels

7:30pm - 8:30pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

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Mondays

Youth / Adult Karate - All Levels

Youth 13  years old to ADULT

7:30pm - 8:30pm

M4-Multipurpose Room 4

Registration

Fall Registration Saturday Sept 7th 2019

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Table setup @ Information Desk

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Registration

Fall Registration Saturday Sept 7th 2019

New Membership

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Table setup @ Information Desk

Tuition



UNIFORMS ARE INCLUDED WITH NEW Memberships

Annual Fees/ Sessions


Karate Uniforms are included with new membership

Kids are taught Tradition Karate values of Courtesy, Respect, Discipline and Patience

Children Class Size and Content

Instructional Goals

In order to teach children effectively, class size is limited to a maximum of 15 students. This enables the Instructors (at least 2) to engage in personalized interaction with each student. Because of the age range of 6 to 12 , each student has a need for individualized instruction as each student vary in their development.

  

A narrow view of Karate as portrayed in the movies and t.v. as "just fighting", is an uphill battle of the contrary. Karate, with properly taught ethics, is a way to developing one's character. To have courage to overcome various feelings of being a victim or being intimidated. Children are taught traditional karate do values which embodies respect for one another, courtesy, discipline, perseverance, and patience.  As well, the karate techniques of  balance, strength, and coordination. Our program fosters leadership skills in children. By providing a  supportive and positive peer group. The young student is more resistant to negative peer pressure such as intimidation, bullying, and online victimizing.


Self-Defense

Firstly, the children are taught how to move their bodies and maneuver with footwork. Towards the end of the 3 month session, they are taught basic self-defense against grabs, pushes and tripping as well as defense against strikes punches and kicks.

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Why Join Us

Master Instructors Evolve and Hone their Skills over many Decades

It's one thing to be shown how to perform basic karate techniques but another thing to perform them with excellence in the context of balance, speed, leverage and precision. There are subtle details and pitfalls that make the difference between so-so techniques and highly effective and effortless execution of high caliber techniques.

A master Instructor has the wisdom to guide a beginner student through effective basics and avoid developing so-so techniques in the new student. The pitfall is, that once a student learns basic techniques without a master's guidance, then it becomes difficult to undue. As the student progresses, the same so-so practice  goes into more advance techniques and then the execution of so called expert level (1st level black belt) becomes somewhat unrefined in execution.


Some of aspects of so-so looking techniques are as follows:


  • There's a lack of understanding of posture alignment which reflect as out-of-balance movements.


  • Too many body parts are in motion. In some cases, the body parts are counter to the direction of movement. A higher caliber technique will appear smooth and quick -like with apparent power.


  • Telegraphic signals from various body locations which not only gives away intention but also slows up execution.


  • The "loading up" of technique such as a kick, punch or block is not only telegraphic and creates unnecessary tension but can easily be intercepted by a skillful opponent. This "muscling" a technique could lead to quick exhaustion.


  • That speed of technique has a " hurried " look to the execution and not all necessary body parts  are involved. Such as, a punch or block using arm only or a kick with leg only. This even with a shifting of footwork, the technique still looks disconnected.


As the famous  Bruce Lee said, "It's not how fast your are but how soon you get there that counts". To a master instructor, this statement speaks volumes.  A beginner student would immediately benefit from a master instructor's knowledge. Even though some students only pursue karate for a short while, they will have an understanding of the subtleties of basic techniques and movement to enhance their coordination and balance in other activities they may pursue.


INTEGRITY

OUR VALUES

  • Have Integrity and walk the talk.
  • Be Authentic and Sincere.
  • Be Responsible for your Behavior and Actions.
  • Enrichen others through your thoughts, words and deeds.


Traditional Karate Dojo Kuns


1. Be courteous in your manners. 

2. Have a strong sense of Justice.

3. Be responsible for your words and action. 

4. Be respectful to one another.

5. Karate is the way of spirit to give you courage and ambition to achieve your goals as a part of your life.



Contact Us

If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a text message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Edmonton Commonwealth Karate-do

2051 ledger road Edmonton

TEXT or CALL (780) 722-7960

Hours

September - June

Monday & Wednesday: 6:30pm - 8pm

Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Tuesday/Thursday: Closed

July/August PENDING