The Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association is a non-profit association operated by an elected Board of Directors. The Association's membership comprises of Chito-Ryu dojo (clubs) across Canada practicing traditional Chito-Ryu Karate-Do.

Chito-Ryu is one of the oldest styles of karate in Canada. Its founder was a physician and optimized its training methods to provide safe physical conditioning while maintaining maximal effectiveness. Like most other karate styles, there is an emphasis on character development by focusing on good manners, self-discipline, physical fitness as well as self-defense. Instruction at all Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association clubs is given by experienced Black Belt instructors.

The CCRKA is the national association of Chito-Ryu Karate-Do in Canada and is committed to understanding and propagating the karate-do of its founder O'Sensei Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose.


We who study karate-doh,
Must never forget the spirit of the warriors way.
With peace, perseverance and hard work,
We will reach our goal.

Tsuyoshi Chitose (1898 - 1984)


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