Sensei Higashi visit to Bodø 13-16. September 2018. As you can see, lots of happy faces. Sensei Higashi visited us for his 7th time. Arriving Bodø at 3 pm after 14 hours flight from Toronto, we allowed him a couple of hours at the hotel before 4 hours training in the dojo. (Schedule was approved by Sensei in advance) As usual Higashi aka «mr sunshine» brought the sunshine with him. […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]