CCRA in Japan 2018

CCRKA in Japan – 2018 Prepared by Andre Buret Photography: Troy Feener and David Gannon   Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Nineteen happy faces from the CCRKA are at an airport, somewhere in Canada, from PEI to BC. They are on their way to join sensei Higashi for a tour in Japan that will surely become history, at least in their own lives. Narita airport, Tokyo. All nineteen faces, still thrilled […]

Kyoshi Bisson Celebrates 45 Years Milestone

This year is my 45th year of practice in karate-Do Chito-Ryu. It all started on a Saturday morning in Autumn 1973. I enrolled in the school of King Karate Dojo of Buckingham located at st Laurent School. My first instructor was Richard Charron, responsible for the children’s course. Later, I joined the more advanced course under the supervision of Sensei Gilbert Kingsbury. Sensei Kingsbury gave me his passion for competition, […]

Sensei Higashi Norway Clinic September 2018

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. […]

Chito Ryu Results from Karate Nationals 2018

Chito Ryu was well represented at the 2018 Karate Canada National Championships   Quebec Results Karate Cama Dojo ______________________________________________________________________________________   Prince Edward Island Results Team PEI consisted of 6 Chito Ryu Athletes and 3 Chito Ryu Coaches.  This small team went home with 2 medals and lots of improvements and things to work on. Mark Seeman  2 bronze medals in youth kumite. Also competed in youth kata (West River School […]


The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Associations 2017 annual general meeting was held the first weekend in November in Toronto. It was well attended by Canadian Chito Ryu and World Chito Ryu members. There were members from BC, Manitoba,Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland, Japan and Norway. It consisted of advanced gradings, clinics, committee meetings and lots of team building social activities. Check out the photo section […]

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 […]

Congratulations Renshi Harvey Brown !

Congratulations to Renshi Harvey Brown on his induction into the Canadian Karate Association Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and dedication to the art of karate.  He is pictured here with his award with Kyoshi Germain Bisson.  We are very proud to have such amazing instructors as part of our Canadian Chito Ryu Association.