G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club

G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club


The 2021 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards are coming to YOU on March 12, 2021! They are taking the ceremony virtual and opening up the categories. Stay up-to-date by visiting https://gpsportconnect.ca/events/sportexcellenceawards The goal is to create a night to honour the achievements of our amateur athletes and the coaches, volunteers, sport leaders and corporations that support them. The categories will recognize athletes, coaches and volunteers’ accomplishments from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Nominations open January 1, 2021
Good morning Sensei!

Thank you for a great summer of classes. We would have been lost without out you. We are definitely in strange times, but you and Michelle have done an an amazing job doing everything to meet the requirements that are being asked on you as a business owner due to Covid so to that I say thank you once again you have helped keep balance with our family ❤️
I was surprised to see our school year here in Fairview starts August 31st I’m not sure about GP? I’m excited and nervous but hopeful to have somewhat of normalcy returning...will you be having a schedule coming out soon for the returning season? I’d love to be able to plan my schedule and I’m curious about Friday classes will there be any yet or do we need to wait for stage 3?

Again thank you Sensei Joe Alfonso for being a great mentor to our daughter and friend to our family
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So of course little brother wanted in on it... we went back to First kata ;)

#stircrazy #wish*tookkaratesoicouldkeepteachinghim
Showing off the newest and hardest kata for his class... he saw his mistake but still wanted to share!

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club, Martial Arts School, 10130 101 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB.

Operating as usual

Photos from G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club's post 05/02/2022

First club tournament since covid started, great turnout. Looking forward to the next season, planning 6 tournaments one in each town and 2 in Grande Prairie.


Please note effective immediately the Grande Prairie Tuesday/Thursday classes will be moved to Monday/Wednesday.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions please contact Joe at 780-518-1175


Class tonight at the Grande Prairie Dojo from 7 - 8:30 is cancelled.

Sorry for the inconvenience & short notice. Classes resume tomorrow, Wednesday, at usual times. Please message if you have any questions regarding classes.
Thank you


Busses didn't run in Valleyview, so class is canceled in Valleyview today

I will be scheduling make-up classes later for all the days missed


Sorry the highway is closed because of an accident, I can't make it to Valleyview class tonight I am sorry,
Please share


Busses didn't run in Valleyview, so class is canceled in Valleyview today


Classes are canceled in Sexsmith, since the busses didn't run this morning, classes as usual in Grande Prairie


The government has postponed the start of classes until January 10
The start of classes in Valleyview is postponed until January 11th. Sorry for the inconvenience

Classes in Grande Prairie run as usual, except all students must wear a mask for now

Photos from G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club's post 01/02/2022

Happy New Year to all family, friends and students, wishing health, happiness and good fortune

We had 5 students show up for our traditional 9 am New Years Day practice.
Way to go to show commitment for training in the new year

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Michelle and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

This has been another interesting year and we would like to thank you for your understanding and support through this difficult time.

We are looking forward to the New Year and hopefully returning to a normal schedule and classes without restrictions! 🤞



Christmas Break Information

The Beaverlodge Shorinryu Karate club will have its last class on Thursday December 16th and start again Tuesday January 11th.

The Sexsmith Shorinryu Karate club will have its last class on Wednesday December 15th and start again Monday January 10th.

The Valleyview Shorinryu Karate Club will have its last class on Thursday December 16th and start again Tuesday January 4th.

The Peace Country Karate Club will have its last class on Saturday December 18th and start again Saturday January 8th.

The G.P. Shorinryu Karate club will be closed from Thursday December 16th (this will be the last class) and reopen on Monday January 3, 2022.

There will be the traditional free practice on January 1 starting at 9am at the Dojo. Hope to see you there. (Coming to this practice is a sign of training commitment for the New Year)

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Have a Merry Christmas

G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club
10130 101 Ave


Busses didn't run in Valleyview today, so classes in Valleyview are canceled for today only


Busses didn't run in Valleyview today, so classes are canceled


To Members of the Canadian Shorinryu Karate Association,

The board members of the Canadian Shorinryu Karate Association will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2021, at 5:00 pm via Zoom( please request a link by sending Joe an email or text to [email protected] or 780-518-1175). This meeting will be presenting the yearly Financial Audit and will answer how the board members are using the association funds. We kindly ask that you attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend, the minutes will be sent out upon request as well as the presentation for your viewing.

Kind regards,
The CSKA Board Members


I have been told the busses are not running in Valleyview, so the karate classes are canceled in Valleyview tonight, sorry for the inconvenience, see you all Thursday

Photos from G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club's post 10/24/2021

There was a belt test today & here are some of the happy students with their new belts! Congratulations!


Early Morning classes start Monday October 4th


According to New Guidelines from the government, we are required to wear masks again during class. Starting Tuesday September 7 masks will be required for all classes.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Great News!!!
We are fully open!
All clubs Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, Grimshaw, Sexsmith and Valleyview are all open

Grande Prairie
Little Tigers (ages 4-5)(Starting Tuesday September 14th)
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Children’s Classes (ages 6-9) (Starting Wednesday, September 8th)
Monday, Wednesday, 5:00- 6:00 p.m. All Levels
Pre Teens (ages 10-13) (Starting Wednesday, September 8th)
Monday, Wednesday, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. All Levels
Adults (14+)
Monday, Wednesday 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Advanced
Tuesday, Thursday 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Beginners
Classes held at the G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club 10130 101 Ave

Beaverlodge Class Schedule (Starting Tuesday September 14th )
Tuesday, Thursday
3:45-4:45 p.m. ( Ages 5-9) Instructor Joe Alfonso( Parents may join this class)
4:45-5:45 p.m. ( Ages 10+) Instructor Joe Alfonso
6:30-8:00 p.m. (Ages 14+) Instructor Jack Besuijen
Beaverlodge Elementary School

Sexsmith Class Schedule (Starting Monday September 13th )
Monday, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. ( Parents may join this class)
Robert W Zahara School

Valleyview Class Schedule (Starting Tuesday September 21st )
Tuesday, Thursday 7:00- 8:00 p.m. (5-9 years old) ( Parents may join this class)
8:00- 9:30 p.m. (10 +)

Grimshaw( Peace Country Karate Club) (Starting Saturday September 18th )
Wednesday 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Youth and Adult Instuctor Justin Cowie
Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Parent-Child Instructor Joe Alfonso
3:00-4:00 p.m. Little Dragons
4:00-5:00 p.m. Youth
5:00-6:00 p.m. Adult
all classes held at the old Kennedy Elementary School


There is no class on Monday

Photos from G.P. Shorinryu Karate Club's post 07/31/2021

Happy Wedding Anniversary Joseph Alfonso on July 29th! Another year under our belts! (Karate pun)❤


Happy Birthday Joseph Alfonso!🎊🎈🎉💕



If all goes well we will restarting classes
Monday June 14th.

Beginner children 430-530pm
Intermediate children 545-645pm
Advanced Adults 7-8pm (blue, brown, black

Preteens 530-630pm
Beginner adults 7-8pm ( white to Green belts)

Class sizes are limited to 9 students and masks
are still required to participate

Looking forward to seeing everyone again


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10130 101 Ave.
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 0Y2

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday 5pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 9am - 11:30am

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