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Pre-School Karate Kids

Pre-school Karate kids learn to excel academically, athletically, and socially.

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Karate For Kids

A great way to instill virtues like integrity, courtesy, and respect

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Teens & Adults Karate

Martial Arts For Teens & Adults

Improve your personal safety and physical, mental, and social capacities

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He has flourished in the program!

Navi, age 5, started in the Basic Program this past January. He had a lot of anxiety and needed to learn to self-regulate, manage his emotions and better coordinate his movements. He has flourished in the program! He loves it a lot and gains confidence after each class. He just received his orange belt and Continue Reading

Yanina S. May 17, 2017

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He is now a STRAIGHT A STUDENT!

Lucas, age 14, signed up in Sept. 2011. He is now a 2nd Degree Black Belt and is excited to test for 3rd Degree one day. Since joining he has learned to concentrate – leading to his grades improving. He is now a STRAIGHT A STUDENT!

Charlene H. May 17, 2017

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My son has more self-confidence

After about 16 months we see how much Ludovic, age 12, has improved. Not only his moves (kicks are higher for example) but also and most of all, his attitude. He has more self confidence. Because of this confidence he has less anxiety at school (he is not stressed about oral presentations) and is getting Continue Reading

Gen May 17, 2017

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Recognized as the most improved student in his grade!

At the onset of the program, Cameron (age 8 at the time) had trouble expressing his feelings in school. There were several phone calls from the principal. After his first year of Taekwondo he was recognized by his educators as the most improved student in his grade! He is now a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Mike W. May 17, 2017


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Sr. Master Karpiuk at world championships

Message from School Owner Senior Master Karpiuk

If you are looking for an activity where you or your family can:
IMPROVE your fitness and self-discipline
LEARN a practical method of self-defense
PARTICIPATE in a competitive sport
ENJOY a unique recreational activity

THEN BLACK BELT ACADEMY IS FOR YOU! Since 1991 we have been helping families set and reach their goals in Fitness, Self Defense and Family Fun.

Welcome to the Exciting World of Martial Arts Leadership!

Black Belt Academy trains men, women, girls and boys in Korean Karate, also known as Taekwondo. We help our students to develop the self-confidence, the discipline and the skills to become who they were born to be. In all our Programs and Classes, it is our goal to develop student’s character as well as developing their skills. Our Instructors are dedicated and trained to maximize their motivation, interest and enjoyment! Our Leadership Program has helped developed students into teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and many other successful walks of life!

Fitness, Self Defense & Family Fun – Since 1991!

Our staff are dedicated to the healthy development of children. The Karate for Kids system is designed to teach lifelong learning skills as well as technical skills.
We have a reward system that improves children’s self-esteem. Our program teaches them discipline and focus while obtaining self-defense skills including Bully Prevention and Stranger Danger! Our low student to instructor ratio promotes a healthy learning atmosphere and allows family members to train together!


Childrens Martial Arts 1 1 Why Children Should Learn Martial Arts

Why Children Should Learn Martial Arts

It is a known fact that martial arts provide children with a good dose of self-respect and self-esteem. Besides increasing their self-worth, martial arts training will also help children to learn important lessons in life. What your children learn now will help them throughout their lifetime. Here are some reasons why you should enroll your […]

Mental Health With Martial Arts 1 The Mental Health Benefits of Martial Arts

The Mental Health Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial arts has a host of benefits that go beyond simply being better prepared to defend yourself (though that does remain an important part of why it is great to learn a martial art style.) Let’s explore the mental benefits that are enjoyed by those who have begun practicing a form of their choice. It […]

Harness Your Natural Ability Through Martial Arts

There are a number of instances where most people have tried to learn a basic premise but failed to comprehend key facts. We see in this in Martial Arts all the time. Many instructors face certain challenges teaching and could have students who are confused or even overwhelmed by basic tenets of the subject in […]

Karate for Kids August Events/Specials!

BC LIONS FOOTBALL GAME AUGUST 18TH! August 18th vs. Calgary, 7:30 PM!  Join us as students from Black Belt Academy go as a group to see the game.  Tickets are $5 ea. for 12 years old and under / $30 ea. for everyone else. You must purchase your tickets from an Instructor by August 8th.  […]