58th anniversary of Higashi Sensei’s Dojo

Office of the President                             #153, 3437 – 42 Street N.W.                                       Calgary (AB) T3A 2M7 CANADAaburet@ucalgary.ca   April 1 is a very important date for the CCRKDA… No joke! Indeed, on April 1 1963, 58 great years ago, sensei Higashi opened the Higashi School of Karate. Fifty-eight years later, despite months marked with difficulties and isolation, lets celebrate this special anniversary from our place, wherever it may be! Together […]

Hanshi Higashi receives prestigious accolade

Hanshi Higashi receives another, much deserved prestigious accolade   The photos just arrived! December 13, 2020:  In front of the Honorable Delegate Minister of Sports and Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women Isabelle Charest, and elected member of the Quebec National Assembly Richard Campeau, hanshi Higashi, was awarded the Certificate for Community Service, as well as the prestigious Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec for his […]

CCRKDA Scholarship Winner 2020

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 […]

Sensei Higashi Celebrates His 80th Birthday!

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 […]

Advanced Grading Results 2019

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)    

Kyoshi David Smith steps down as president after 37 years.

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 […]

Kyoshi & Renshi Technical Clinic 2019

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 […]