June 2014 News & Notes

Junior Programs Stripe Testing

We will be stripe testing Mini Monkeys, Junior BJJ, Little Dragons and Junior and Senior Karate the week of Tuesday June 24 and Wednesday June 25 so please be in attendance. Students who have qualified for stripes will be tested on these days and stripes will be presented based on attendance and instructors discretion. Good luck!


Summer Break

Just a quick update. There will be no classes from Monday June 30 through Saturday July 5 to re-group for the summer season. There will be several open mat times so please take advantage of these extra times for training.

Monday June 30        No classes, no open mat
Tuesday July 1          No classes, no open mat
Wednesday July 2     Open Mat 6-8pm, no classes
Thursday July 3         Open Mat 6-8pm, no classes
Friday July 4              Open Mat 6-8pm, no classes
Saturday July 5          Open Mat 10am-12pm

Thank you everyone and we are excited to see everyone here for summer training starting back Monday July 7.


Alberta Open

The Alberta Open Karate tournament is this weekend in Calgary. For more information, go to:



Mind Body Soul Tournament

Alberta’s largest grappling and kickboxing tournament is taking place Saturday June 21 at the Edmonton Garrison.  If you plan on attending this tournament please let your instructor(s) know so that we can help you with extra preparation in class, open mat and/or private lessons. You can pre-register here.



Train Like a Fighter Bootcamp

The Summer 2014 Train Like a Fighter Bootcamp runs for 4 weeks from Saturday July 5 until Sunday July 27, 2014. Bootcamp training occurs two times per week every Saturday andSunday from 8:30am – 10am at Arashi Do Martial Arts in Sherwood Park. This Bootcamp/Training Camp is open to all ages, male and female. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

The Train Like a Fighter Bootcamp is based on the training regiment of professional Muay Thai Kickboxers from Thailand. It is a high intensity workout that is guaranteed to make you sweat. There is no contact sparring or fighting in this class.

You will run, skip, shadow box, kick, punch, strength train, circuit train, improve your balance, flexibility and more! All under the watch and encouragement of our top level Muay Thai Coach and Personal Trainers.

You can now register online for the bootcamp here:



“Train Like a Pro” Summer BJJ Kids Camp

Ever wonder what’s it’s like to train like a Pro? From Monday July 7 until Friday July 11 we will be having our first “Train Like a Pro” Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Junior Summer Camp. Whether you want to get ready for competition, make a jump in your skills or just love Jiu Jitsu, this will be an exciting week of Gi and No Gi training along with physical and mental conditioning. This camp will be open to ages 7 and up in a smaller group setting with a more individualized focus. Please register with Monitor Mike as soon as possible as there will limited space available.  (Lunch not included).

Mon, Wed, Fri

9-10:15 Gi Training
10:45-11:45 Conditioning
11:45-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-2:00 No Gi Training

Tues & Thur

9-10:15 No Gi Training
10:45-11:45 Conditoning
Register soon as spots are limited.


Honey Badger Kids Summer Camp

We will be hosting the first ever Honey Badger Kids Summer camp from Monday August 4 until Friday August 8 from 9am until 3pm every day. The kids will train in martial arts two sessions per day under the direct supervision of the 2013 WKA World Champion and First Aid Certified Muay Thai Instructor Derek Jolivette. This camp is open to kids ages 7-15yrs and will also include all kinds of fun group and team-building activities, field trips, top notch training and lunch is also included. For more information about the camp, call Derek at 780-616-8859 or register online today!



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