Hanshi Higashi receives another, much deserved prestigious accolade On December 13, 2020, during a closed ceremony, our sensei will be awarded the Certificate for Community Service, as well as the prestigious Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec for his decades of dedicated contributions to society. His medal will be the only one awarded in 2020, further highlighting the incredible stature of this recognition. The medal will be presented by […]
The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Do Association is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the CCRKDA Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarship valued at $500. Congratulations to Liam MacNevin from Mike Brown’s West River School of Karate Dojo, PEI. Liam graduated from Bluefield High School in North Wiltshire, PEI. where he balanced academic excellence with outstanding commitments to extracurricular activities, including karate. Liam was the recipient of University of PEI’s “Celebrating Student […]
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 […]
Check out the details of this amazing opportunity for our Chito-Ryu members to apply for! Any further questions ask your provincial president! CCRKA Scholarship Application_FRCCRKA Scholarship Instructions_FRCCRKA Scholarship Poster_FR
The Canadian Chito Ryu Association is pleased to announce that our very own Sensei Don Mazerolle has been appointed by Karate Canada as a members of its Technical Committee. We wish him much success in this new role. Sensei Mazerolle is a Renshi and runs New Maryland Karate Club in New Brunswick. NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
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)
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 […]
Congratulations to Sensei Barry Gaudet on receiving his” Pan Am Kumite Judge A and Kata Judge C” this week in Panama. Sensei Gaudet runs West Island Karate Club in Prince Edward Island.
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 […]
James Hart (left) and Noel Francisco are the current instructors of the 50-year-old Karate club that was started on campus. Photo by Ken Jones. Congratulation to Sensei Jim Hart on his dojos 50th anniverary! Check out this great article!