Kyoshi Bisson Celebrates 45 Years Milestone

This year is my 45th year of practice in karate-Do Chito-Ryu. It all started on a Saturday morning in Autumn 1973. I enrolled in the school of King Karate Dojo of Buckingham located at st Laurent School. My first instructor was Richard Charron, responsible for the children’s course. Later, I joined the more advanced course under the supervision of Sensei Gilbert Kingsbury. Sensei Kingsbury gave me his passion for competition, […]

Sensei Higashi Norway Clinic September 2018

Sensei Higashi visit to Bodø 13-16. September 2018. As you can see, lots of happy faces. Sensei Higashi visited us for his 7th time. Arriving Bodø at 3 pm after 14 hours flight from Toronto, we allowed him a couple of hours at the hotel before 4 hours training in the dojo. (Schedule was approved by Sensei in advance) As usual Higashi aka «mr sunshine» brought the sunshine with him. […]

Chito Ryu Results from Karate Nationals 2018

Chito Ryu was well represented at the 2018 Karate Canada National Championships   Quebec Results Karate Cama Dojo ______________________________________________________________________________________   Prince Edward Island Results Team PEI consisted of 6 Chito Ryu Athletes and 3 Chito Ryu Coaches.  This small team went home with 2 medals and lots of improvements and things to work on. Mark Seeman  2 bronze medals in youth kumite. Also competed in youth kata (West River School […]


The Canadian Chito Ryu Karate Associations 2017 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, Japan and Norway. It consisted of advanced gradings, clinics, committee meetings and lots of team building social activities. Check out the photo section […]

Sensei Higashi Promoted to 10th Dan, Hanshi

  Hanshi – Model of the Way Chito-Ryu history was made as our style’s supreme instructor (Saiko Shihan) Higashi Sensei was honoured with a promotion to 10th Dan, Hanshi (retroactive as of Jan. 1, 2013). Higashi Sensei’s new belt was very impressive and he wore it well.  At Higashi Sensei’s request, the promotion to 10th Dan, Hanshi was also awarded to Higashi Sensei’s Senpai (senior in training), Kugizaki Sensei. The […]

Congratulations Renshi Harvey Brown !

Congratulations to Renshi Harvey Brown on his induction into the Canadian Karate Association Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and dedication to the art of karate.  He is pictured here with his award with Kyoshi Germain Bisson.  We are very proud to have such amazing instructors as part of our Canadian Chito Ryu Association.

NB Chito Ryu Officials Receive National Upgrade

Several officials from NB Chito-Ryu successfully upgraded at the recent Karate Canada Nationals in Quebec City. Terry Soucy (3rd from left) upgraded to Karate Canada Kata Judge A / Kumite Referee B, Neil Pond(2nd from left) successfully upgraded to Kumite Referee A, and Sensei Mazerolle (4th from left)provided leadership as a tatami manager all weekend.

Atlantic Chito-Ryu to host first ever Atlantic Open

Atlantic Chito-Ryu will host the first ever Atlantic Open on the Campus of UNBSJ on August 5, 2017. The competition is open to all styles. Please start spreading the word! The event will be followed by the 2017 Summer Camp East which will run from August 6th to the 8th at the same great location. More information regarding these two exciting events will be made available soon. Accommodations for both […]