Sad News on the passing of Frank Mayo, Yondan Shihan – A Member of the Atlantic Karate Club & One of the Original Instructors at the East Hants Karate Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends Statement from Sensei Chris Golz, Shichidan, Kyoshi Technical Director Nova Scotia Chito-Ryu Association FRANK MAYO My recollection of Frank began at karate class in the spring of 1974 as Frank […]
An international karate tournament will be held at Rothesay Netherwood School this weekend. Chito-Ryu karate is a form of the martial art that originated in Okinawa, Japan and was introduced to Canada in the 1950s. “This karate is a bogu tournament and bogu is a piece of body protection. It’s a head protective piece and a chest protector,” said Neil Pond, president of N.B. Chito-Ryu karate. “It was developed by […]
A taste of the beautiful scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer Many thanks to participants who came from all over the world to participate in this year’s Canmore Camp. Each of you made this a very special event. These photographd are for use on the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association website only. Downloading or reproduction is prohibited.
Thanks to Arawaza, The major sponsor of 2016 The World Chito-Ryu Karate Bogu Cup and NB Chito-Ryu’s number 1 choice for all karate merchandise.
We are very proud to announce that Sensei Higashi was presented with the Masami Tsuruoka Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame ceremony in Toronto on June 4th. Many Chito-Ryu members from Alberta, PEI, Nova Scotia, NB, Quebec and Ontario were present at the ceremonies to help him celebrate this wonderful honor.
On April 9th 2016 a group of 40 people traveled from Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI to Punta Cana. The week consisted of karate, Tai Chi, Dune Buggies, Bocce Ball, volley ball and more. It was an experience of a lifetime and for some people it was their first trip south. The resort was amazing and weather was incredible, we could not have asked for anything else. […]
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 […]
On June 4th, 2016 Sensei Higashi will receive the Tsuruoka Life Time Achievement Award from the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame. This award is a huge accomplishment and follows Sensei Higashi’s induction into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2007.
Winning is important, but not at the expense of holistic athlete development The competitive experience must serve the athlete. Of course, when they enter a competition, they’re hoping to win a medal or step onto the podium. Unfortunately, often these young athletes feel excessive pressure to win at all costs. Many parents and coaches live vicariously through the victories of their children and athletes. It isn’t rare to see athletes […]
The following is a piece I wrote about my teacher, Shane Higashi – 9th dan, head of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association – for the program given out at the celebration of his 50 years of teaching karate, held last April in Toronto. * * * To the cheers of 1,500 enthusiastic fans a 24-year-old Torontonian was crowned the new Karate champion of Canada. Shane Higashi, 1st Degree […]