Bisson Sensei 9th Dan Hanshi

Chito-Ryu. At the Bogu Cup 2024 (May 17-19), in Gatineau,  QC, Higashi Sensei conferred upon Bisson Sensei the rank of 9th Dan and the title of Hanshi for Chito-Ryu karate do. Lors de la Coupe Bogu 2024 (17-19 mai), à Gatineau, QC, Higashi Sensei a conféré à Sensei Bisson le grade de 9e dan et le titre de Hanshi pour le karaté-do Chito-Ryu.

Sensei Higashi’s dojo 60th Anniversary Celebration

EVERYONE IS WELLCOME We now are able to send you details about the upcoming “Sensei Higashi dojo 60th anniversary celebration. This will be a very special weekend to celebrate sensei Higashi’s dojo 60th anniversary. We expect many of our members, past and present, will be there. The event will be held Friday to Sunday, March 31 to Sunday April 2, 2023, in Toronto. Important development: Kyu belts (see specifics below) […]

CCRA Post Secondary Scholarship Winner

The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Do Association is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the CCRKDA Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarship valued at $500. Congratulations to Yoshiya Isayama from Sensei Ron Casey’s Canmore Chito Ryu Karate Club. Yoshiya graduated from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy in Canmore, Alberta in 2020, then took high school upgrade classes at Bow Valley College in preparation for his current first year at the […]

59th Anniversary

Photo credit(Germain Bisson)   March 30, 2022   April 1st is just around the corner. And with this, we want to recognize once again that this represents a wonderful anniversary:  It is now 59 years ago that sensei Higashi opened the Higashi School of Karate, and with it seeded what we know today as the CCRKDA. Let’s celebrate this special anniversary!   Sensei Higashi, we cheer to your legacy and […]


The Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association (CCRKA) is pleased to offer an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship for members who are entering their first year of post-secondary study CCRKA Scholarship Application 2022 CCRKA Scholarship Application_2022_FR CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2022 CCRKA Scholarship Instructions_2022_FR CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2022. CCRKA Scholarship Poster_2022_FR

CCRA Virtual AGM/ Clinics 2021

Wow! Super entraînement sur Zoom ce midi pour les membres ceintures brune et noire de l’Association canadienne de karaté-do Chito-Ryu organisé par le Conseil du Saiko Shihan! / Wow! Great seminar held on Zoom by the Saiko Shihan Council this afternoon for the brown and black belt members of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association! Plus de 55 participants provenant de la Colombie-Britannique, de l’Alberta, de l’Ontario, du Québec, de l’île […]

CCRKDA Post-Secondary Winners for 2021

The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Do Association is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the CCRKDA Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarship valued at $500. Congratulations to Calvin Zheng and Chloe Lam-Hong, both from Shihan Debbie Brooks’ Burlington Chito Ryu Karate Club, Ontario. Calvin graduated from Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville, ON, and has recently started a Bachelor of Computing Honours Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Chloe graduated from […]

Hombu Dojo Reopens!

Higashi Sensei is pleased to announce the re-opening of the CCRKA Hombu Dojo on Friday July 16th. All regularly scheduled classes will resume on that date with Covid-19 protocols in effect – masks and social distancing required indoors. Higashi Sensei is looking forward to getting back to his Dojo and hopes to see or hear from you soon!

CCRA Scholarship 2021

See all the details in the documents provided! CCRKA Scholarship Application 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Application 2021 CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Instructions 2021 CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2021 FR CCRKA Scholarship Poster 2021

Happy Retirement Sensei Fred MacKenzie!

  Office of the President  #153, 3437 – 42 Street N.W. Calgary (AB) T3A 2M7 CANADA     March 21, 2021,   It is with emotion that we hear sensei Fred MacKenzie has decided to retire after many years devoted to Chito Ryu karate.   Sensei MacKenzie grew-up in Toronto and started learning Chito-Ryu there. Sensei MacKenzie later moved to Chilliwack, in B.C. where his dojo remains very active. […]