traditional karate focuses on good manners,
self-discipline, physical fitness and self-defense. Karate
begins and ends with courtesy.
karate is one of the oldest styles of karate practiced in
Canada. It is a traditional Japanese martial art which
offers the student excellent physical conditioning and
prepares the mind and body to defend against aggressive
behaviour or assault. The student develops a greater sense
of self-confidence and learns to respect themselves and
others in their community. The development of self esteem
and learning the difference between violence and
self-defense is taught.
Karate in British Columbia is practiced in Armstrong,
Burnaby, Chilliwack, Cowichan Valley, Kelowna, Penticton,
Prince George, Summerland, Victoria and Westbank. Chito Ryu
Karate is also studied in over 70 communities
across Canada with thousands of active students. Internationally,
Chito Ryu Karate is practiced in Australia, Hong Kong,
Japan, Norway, United States, Scotland and Ireland.
special athletic ability or flexibility is required to
learn karate. Chito Ryu can be practiced by all ages,
regardless of gender. Special accommodations are generally
made for those with inabilities by the instructor, who
aims to work with each student's level of ability.
martial art, Chito Ryu karate aims at the development of
each students' capabilities. Chito Ryu karate develops
healthy bodies and sharply focused minds. These qualities
are important at all stages of life.
Karate training is based on Kihon (basics), Kata
(form) and Kumite (fighting) practice. Chito Ryu Kata
include Shi ho hai, Niseishi, Seisan, Rohai, Bassai,
Chinto, Sochin, Sanshiryu, Ryusan, Kusanku and Sanchin.