The Alberta Bushido Open is an Open Martial Arts
Tournament hosted by the Central Alberta Martial Arts &
Wellness Centre. This yearly event attracts numerous
competitors and spectators from all over the province
and beyond to participate in a fun, safe and exciting
Tournament. It is a wonderful opportunity for all
martial artists to exchange knowledge and experience and
to build lasting friendships.
The Tournament is an important event for the
Not-For-Profit School since it provides the financial
support needed to continue teaching the basic tools for
Self Defense and Personal Empowerment. The Tournament's
success is based on yearly support from sponsorships
from local and global businesses and community members.
The next annual Tournament is scheduled for Sat. April
14th, 2012 at the Fox Run School, Sylvan Lake, AB. For
more info, and to see a list of our special sponsors, please visit the tournament's website at
On Saturday April 14th, 2012 C.A.M.A
hosted its 11th annual Open Martial Arts Tournament,
ALBERTA BUSHIDO OPEN in Sylvan Lake. Mayor Sue Samson
wasn't able to perform her ritual board break this year
around, however Sylvan Lake's Councilor Ken MicViar,
gave a beautiful opening speech followed by a
traditional black belt demonstration.
Although a Martial Arts
Tournament can never fully reflect practical self
defense, it does serve to bring students together from
various martial arts styles and background, to build
lasting relationships, and to help students face their
fears, build confidence and demonstrate martial art
etiquette, respect and spirit.
Spectators and participants also
enjoyed a traditional Lion Dance by Teck Guan's Kung Fu
Students (Calgary) including other martial arts styles
such as Karate, Kung Fu, Arnis, Ju Jutsu, Tae Kwon Do
and much more.
The Alberta Bushido Open
doesn't emphasis the winning of many trophies or medals
but rather the building of confidence and martial art
spirit as students as young as 4 years old
gather a renewed sense of "humble confidence" from their
direct or indirect participation in this friendly and
supportive venue. The Centre aims to develop this
important character trait among its students, which
naturally inspires them to make positive changes within
themselves, others and the community alike.
Thank you to all community sponsors,
participants, spectators, parents and volunteers for
your ongoing support! The Alberta Bushido Open also
serves as an important fundraising effort for the
not-for-profit Martial Arts Centre. Please visit
search us on Facebook for more pictures and information.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Tao of Health
Wild Pastures Farm The
Teichroeb Family CD Industrial Group
McGill Gyori Mortgages Inc. Zija - Epicure
Human Environmental Group
Some C.A.M.A students unite for a
group photo. Congratulations to Everyone for your
BUSHIDO OPEN - SAT. APRIL 13TH, 2013