The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Associations annual general meeting was held the first weekend in November in Toronto. It is well attended by Chito Ryu members from across the country. There were members from BC, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland.
It consisted of advanced gradings, clinics, committee meetings and lots of team building social activities.
The Canadian Chito Ryu Technical Committee together with Higashi Sensei have successfully promoted many High Ranking Chito Ryu Candidates at this AGM weekend. They are: 6th Dan – Harvey Brown; Renshi – Derek Ryan, Andre Buret, Harvey Hiob, Collin Affleck, Katheryn Douglass; 5th Dan – Thierry Debeur, Jean Quevillon, Marcel Guitard, Chadwick Durocher, Guy Chartrand, Barry Gaudet; Shihan: – Brent Hemington, Dale Nicholson; 4th Dan – Richard Charron, Troy Feener, Jennifer Sykes, Jennifer Ming, Neil Pond.
The photo showed all the happy successful people with the grading panel & Higashi Sensei.
(photo credit Sensei David Chong)