An international karate tournament will be held at Rothesay Netherwood School this weekend. Chito-Ryu karate is a form of the martial art that originated in Okinawa, Japan and was introduced to Canada in the 1950s. “This karate is a bogu tournament and bogu is a piece of body protection. It’s a head protective piece and a chest protector,” said Neil Pond, president of N.B. Chito-Ryu karate. “It was developed by […]
A taste of the beautiful scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer Many thanks to participants who came from all over the world to participate in this year’s Canmore Camp. Each of you made this a very special event. These photographd are for use on the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association website only. Downloading or reproduction is prohibited.
Thanks to Arawaza, The major sponsor of 2016 The World Chito-Ryu Karate Bogu Cup and NB Chito-Ryu’s number 1 choice for all karate merchandise.
We are very proud to announce that Sensei Higashi was presented with the Masami Tsuruoka Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame ceremony in Toronto on June 4th. Many Chito-Ryu members from Alberta, PEI, Nova Scotia, NB, Quebec and Ontario were present at the ceremonies to help him celebrate this wonderful honor.
On April 9th 2016 a group of 40 people traveled from Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI to Punta Cana. The week consisted of karate, Tai Chi, Dune Buggies, Bocce Ball, volley ball and more. It was an experience of a lifetime and for some people it was their first trip south. The resort was amazing and weather was incredible, we could not have asked for anything else. […]
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 […]
From June 29 to July 03, 2015, a group of 21 Chito Ryu karatekas from Canada and Norway, lead by Hanshi Higashi Sensei and Kyoshi Golz, travelled through Switzerland during a trip organized by Sensei Andre Buret. The trip started with a 2 day karate camp in Vaumarcus, by the city of Neuchatel. From there, the group crossed the Lake on boat and stayed in a mountain chalet in le […]
Congratulations to Sensei Barry Gaudet from Prince Edward Island for successfully achieving the level of Pan Am Kumite C judge at the Pan Ams in March 2015 in Toronto.