Canadian Chito Ryu Athletes at the 2016 Worlds

Three athletes represented Chito-Ryu Canada at the 2016 Senior World Karate Championship in Linz, Austria Pictured above is Kamille Desjardins (-61 kg). Nicolas Bisson (-60 kg), Kate Campbell (-55 kg). They have lost their first match in their individual divisions, but Katie and Kamille took part in two rounds in team kumite division. All three of them gave their all and were great examples of determination and courage up until […]

Canadian Chito Ryu mourns the loss of Sensei Frank Mayo

Sad News on the passing of Frank Mayo, Yondan Shihan – A Member of the Atlantic Karate Club & One of the Original Instructors at the East Hants Karate Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends Statement from Sensei Chris Golz, Shichidan, Kyoshi Technical Director Nova Scotia Chito-Ryu Association FRANK MAYO My recollection of Frank began at karate class in the spring of 1974 as Frank […]

NB prepares to host the World Chito Ryu Bogu Tournament 2016!

An international karate tournament will be held at Rothesay Netherwood School this weekend. Chito-Ryu karate is a form of the martial art that originated in Okinawa, Japan and was introduced to Canada in the 1950s. “This karate is a bogu tournament and bogu is a piece of body protection. It’s a head protective piece and a chest protector,” said Neil Pond, president of N.B. Chito-Ryu karate. “It was developed by […]

Canmore Camp 2016

A taste of the beautiful scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer Many thanks to participants who came from all over the world to participate in this year’s Canmore Camp. Each of you made this a very special event. These photographd are for use on the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association website only. Downloading or reproduction is prohibited.

Sensei Higashi receives lifetime achievement award!

We are very proud to announce that Sensei Higashi was presented with the Masami Tsuruoka Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame ceremony in Toronto on June 4th. Many Chito-Ryu members from Alberta, PEI, Nova Scotia, NB, Quebec and Ontario were present at the ceremonies to help him celebrate this wonderful honor.