International Chito Ryu Karate-do Federation

 The purpose of this web site is to distribute information and
enhance communication among the membership of the ICRF.

ICKF Member Countries

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • United States
The ICRF is a federation of National Chito Ryu Associations from various countries.  Its organizational structure is basically divided between Administration and Technical.

ICRF Administration:
The ICRF Administration is supervised by the International Board of Directors.

ICRF Technical Program:
      The ICRF Technical program is directed by Chitose Soke and members of the ICRF technical committee.


Travel to Sohonbu & Japan:
The ICRF has made arrangements to coordinate overseas travel through the Japan Travel Bureau.

      The Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) is an official travel agent for ICRF. Whenever you come to Japan, they will help you. Of course, you may choose a different travel agent for your trip, however, if you would like to watch Sumo games in Tokyo or Osaka, I suggest you call the JTB office to make such difficult requests in your country.  They can arrange any travel tickets and old style Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring bath) Inn stay, etc. for your trip to Japan.

Japan Travel Bureau International Travel Division [ITD]

The following international contacts have been supplied by Mr. Shigeaki Ito: Telephone: +81-3(5620)9438
Facsimile: +81-3(5620)9501
E-Mail: [email protected]

      He is the manager of the ICRF Travel Support System for JTB. Please let us know you have any problems with JTB. However, when you travel to Japan, I am sure that JTB will give you the latest information about Japan and give you satisfaction.

      Sometimes JTB prices are not the cheapest, but their arrangements and suggestions are highly recommended. After you receive their information, please compare to the service from another travel agent. The most important thing is that to get enough information in your country for your travel to Japan. We want ICKF members to enjoy their travel in Japan.

      JTB has more than 350 offices in Japan; most having bilingual staff. The Tokyo offices are conversant in more than seven languages for their customers.


We who study Karate-Doh
Should never forget the spirit of the warriors' way,
Through Peace, Perserverence and Hard Work,
We shall attain our goal.

Tsuyoshi Chitose