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 its 40th year recently at the AGM, and Dr. Smith also said that it is time for him to step down and let the new people take over the Association.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Smith for his dedication and contribution to the Canadian Chito Ryu Karate-Do Association for all these years and also wish him good health to continue training in Chito Ryu karate for the future years.  

Special thanks to Renshi David Chong for providing this tribute.