Renshi Ed Docherty is inducted into the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame.

To:      All Provincial Directors   Cc:       Saiko Shihan Council, Executive, Technical Directors, Directors at Large   Re:      Renshi Ed Docherty’s Induction to the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame   UPON RECEIPT, PLEASE CASCADE DOWN TO YOUR DOJO MEMBERS   The Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association (CCRKDA) is pleased to congratulate Renshi Ed Docherty on the occasion of his induction to the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday April 30th, 2022.   […]

59th Anniversary

Photo credit(Germain Bisson)   March 30, 2022   April 1st is just around the corner. And with this, we want to recognize once again that this represents a wonderful anniversary:  It is now 59 years ago that sensei Higashi opened the Higashi School of Karate, and with it seeded what we know today as the CCRKDA. Let’s celebrate this special anniversary!   Sensei Higashi, we cheer to your legacy and […]


The Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association (CCRKA) is pleased to offer an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship for members who are entering their first year of post-secondary study CCRKA Scholarship Application 2022 CCRKA Scholarship Application_2022_FR CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2022 CCRKA Scholarship Instructions_2022_FR CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2022. CCRKA Scholarship Poster_2022_FR

CCRA Virtual AGM/ Clinics 2021

Wow! Super entraînement sur Zoom ce midi pour les membres ceintures brune et noire de l’Association canadienne de karaté-do Chito-Ryu organisé par le Conseil du Saiko Shihan! / Wow! Great seminar held on Zoom by the Saiko Shihan Council this afternoon for the brown and black belt members of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association! Plus de 55 participants provenant de la Colombie-Britannique, de l’Alberta, de l’Ontario, du Québec, de l’île […]

CCRKDA Post-Secondary Winners for 2021

The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Do Association is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the CCRKDA Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarship valued at $500. Congratulations to Calvin Zheng and Chloe Lam-Hong, both from Shihan Debbie Brooks’ Burlington Chito Ryu Karate Club, Ontario. Calvin graduated from Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville, ON, and has recently started a Bachelor of Computing Honours Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Chloe graduated from […]

Hombu Dojo Reopens!

Higashi Sensei is pleased to announce the re-opening of the CCRKA Hombu Dojo on Friday July 16th. All regularly scheduled classes will resume on that date with Covid-19 protocols in effect – masks and social distancing required indoors. Higashi Sensei is looking forward to getting back to his Dojo and hopes to see or hear from you soon!

CCRA Scholarship 2021

See all the details in the documents provided! CCRKA Scholarship Application 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Application 2021 CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2021 CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2021

Happy Retirement Sensei Fred MacKenzie!

  Office of the President  #153, 3437 – 42 Street N.W. Calgary (AB) T3A 2M7 CANADA     March 21, 2021,   It is with emotion that we hear sensei Fred MacKenzie has decided to retire after many years devoted to Chito Ryu karate.   Sensei MacKenzie grew-up in Toronto and started learning Chito-Ryu there. Sensei MacKenzie later moved to Chilliwack, in B.C. where his dojo remains very active. […]

58th anniversary of Higashi Sensei’s Dojo

Office of the President                             #153, 3437 – 42 Street N.W.                                       Calgary (AB) T3A 2M7   April 1 is a very important date for the CCRKDA… No joke! Indeed, on April 1 1963, 58 great years ago, sensei Higashi opened the Higashi School of Karate. Fifty-eight years later, despite months marked with difficulties and isolation, lets celebrate this special anniversary from our place, wherever it may be! Together […]

Hanshi Higashi receives prestigious accolade

Hanshi Higashi receives another, much deserved prestigious accolade   The photos just arrived! December 13, 2020:  In front of the Honorable Delegate Minister of Sports and Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women Isabelle Charest, and elected member of the Quebec National Assembly Richard Campeau, hanshi Higashi, was awarded the Certificate for Community Service, as well as the prestigious Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec for his […]