Sensei Higashi Promoted to 10th Dan, Hanshi

  Hanshi – Model of the Way Chito-Ryu history was made as our style’s supreme instructor (Saiko Shihan) Higashi Sensei was honoured with a promotion to 10th Dan, Hanshi (retroactive as of Jan. 1, 2013). Higashi Sensei’s new belt was very impressive and he wore it well.  At Higashi Sensei’s request, the promotion to 10th Dan, Hanshi was also awarded to Higashi Sensei’s Senpai (senior in training), Kugizaki Sensei. The […]

Chito Ryu’s Kate Campbell Earns International title at Dutch open!

Fredericton karate star Kate Campbell has added another medal to her collection. Campbell won a bronze at the Dutch Open Karate 1 Championship in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “It’s a really high level tournament,” said Campbell. The tournament saw nearly 800 competitors, and around 50 in her category. The only match she lost was in the semi-finals. She was defeated by France’s Emilie Thouy by one point, a woman she beat late last year. She […]

New Kyoshis

At the Canadian Chito Ryu Karate-Do Associations AGM there were five individuals that were successful in their testing for 7th dan. They were tested by Sensei Higashi and along with their 7th dans they were promoted the title of Kyoshi. These five karate kas are the first in the history of the association to receive the rank of 7th dan and title of Kyoshi. They are pictured here with Sensei […]

Kate Campbell wins silver in karate at Pan Am Games

Kate lost to Brazil’s Valeria Kumizaki in the final of the women’s 55-kilogram event Kate Campbell, a member of the New Maryland Chito-Ryu Dojo in Fredericton, won a silver medal in karate at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Thursday. Campbell defeated Brazil’s Valeria Kumizaki in the round robin portion of the event, but lost to the Brazilian in the final. Campbell fought Brazil’s Valeria Kumizaki in the final […]