Sensei Higashi Celebrates His 80th Birthday!

photo credit: Sensei Germain Bisson A PRECIOUS MOMENT October 14, 2020 will be a very special day for our Association. As well as for Hanshi Higashi: Indeed, that day we will all be celebrating Sensei’s 80th birthday! Hanshi Higashi has dedicated his life to preserving and promoting the spiritual and technical elements that make the foundations of Chito Ryu, the way it was created by O sensei. He has disseminated […]

Advanced Grading Results 2019

Congratulations to those who recently successfully challenged advanced grading at the recent CCRA in Toronto. Back Row L to R: Marc Fournier, QC (4th dan), Jordan Mahar, NS (4th dan), Sylvie Moncion, QC (4th dan), John Montgomery, QC (4th dan) Middle row L to R: Richard Charron, QC (Shihan), Roch Laflamme, QC ( 5th dan), Richard Hesch, ON (4th dan), Jennifer Sykes, AB (Shihan), Troy Feener, AB (Shihan)    

Kyoshi David Smith steps down as president after 37 years.

A tribute to our longest serving President,(37 years) Dr. David Smith, 7th Dan, Kyoshi. Dr. David Smith started karate in Shotokan before joining Higashi Dojo in 1968. Dr. Smith became the President of The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate-Do Association in 1982, after our 1st President, Pat Duffy stepped down. This Association was formed in 1979 by Pat Duffy and his Chito Ryu team. Pat was a lawyer. Our Association celebrated […]

Kyoshi & Renshi Technical Clinic 2019

This past weekend March 8, 9 10, 2019 saw members of the Canadian Chito-ryu Association’s Renshi and Kyoshi group gathered together for a weekend of advanced training. Members from across the country came together, for a weekend long endeavour, to share their knowledge and expertise and sharpen their skill all under the guidance of Hanshi Higashi at Honbu Dojo in Toronto.  Promotions where also one of the highlights where five […]

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 […]


The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Associations 2018 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 It consisted of advanced gradings, clinics, committee meetings and lots of team building social activities. Congratulations to those who successfully passed […]