Karate, a Japanese martial art which translates as 'empty hand', is a devastating form of unarmed
combat. Chito-Ryu karate is a traditional Okinawan karate style founded by
Dr. Tsuyoshi. Chitose a medical doctor and Karate master. Characterized by blocks, punches, kicks and strikes,
Chito-Ryu karate is an ergonomically correct form of karate. It is
designed to instill confidence and self-discipline while preparing the mind
and body to defend against aggressive behaviour or assault.
Chito-Ryu is one of the oldest styles of karate in Canada. Chito-Ryu
karate offers participants excellent physical conditioning and strong
mental discipline, as well as a proven method of self-defense. Instruction
at all Chito-Ryu clubs is given by experienced Black Belt instructors,
registered in Japan with the All Japan Karatedo Chito-Kai and with the
National Karate Association in Canada.
This Karate style can be practiced by all ages. No special athletic
abilities or flexibility is required.
Chito-Ryu karate, as a martial art, is designed for people of both sexes
and of all walks of life. With its well designed calisthenics to protect
the body from injury and painstaking attention given to the mastery of
technique, Chito-Ryu karate develops healthy bodies and sharply focused
minds. These qualities are important at all stages of life. Children
especially enjoy karate's brisk physical activity, and parents appreciate
the discipline it instills in them.
To provide the best possible karate training, recognizing that each
individual has different physical abilities. To help dedicated students
progress in the knowledge and skills of karate, thus maximizing their
physical and mental potential. The aim of karate is the perfection of the
character of its participants. Karate begins and ends with courtesy.
Chito-Ryu traditional karate focuses on good manners, self-discipline,
physical fitness and self-defense.