November 21, 2018

This past Saturday the Owen Sound and Port Elgin Clubs hosted the fall Canadian Itosu Kai championships in Owen Sound. The wintery day started off early but once we stepped into the gym, the energy around us was electric. The team kata divisions kicked off the morning,...

April 25, 2018

On Saturday April 21st, Shihan Kei Tsumura, founder of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Karate Club in Toronto was presented with the Don Valley West Community Service Award for outstanding volunteer contributions in the City of Toronto. The award marks Tsumura’s...

February 14, 2018

Benefits of Karate

Fitness and Overall Health: Karate training improves flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance of an individual. Karate's punches, thrusts, kicks, blocks, sweeps and throws tones the whole body in an explosive and dynamic workout.

Stress Reduc...

February 14, 2018

Itosu-Kai teaches teaches the traditional weapons of RyuKyu (Okinawan) Kobudo.

Kobudo, the art of Okinawan weaponry means "the Way of Ancient Warrior". Using traditional farming and fishing implements, the Okinawan people developed their farming tools into weapons that...

February 14, 2018

Yasutsune (Anko) Itosu (1830-1915)

Yasutsune (Anko) Itosu was the first master of karate in the Shuri area of Okinawa, one of the three main karate development areas in that country at the turn of the century. He is responsible for the development of the five Pinan Kata...

February 14, 2018

Shito-Ryu is one of the four major karate styles of Japan. It combines the features of the two great traditions of Okinawan and Japanese karate.

"Itosu-Kai" indicates our following of perhaps the greatest master of the last two centuries, Yasutune Itosu (1830-1915)....

February 14, 2018

Introduction to Itosu-Kai Canada

Affiliated with: 

All Japan Karatedo FederationAll Japan Itosukai Association, All Japan Kobudo Association.

Itosu-Kai Karate And Kobudo Association Canada™.

For those of you who are new to Itosu-kai Karate, welcome. From this day forward...

August 19, 2017

Canada took part in the 2017 Itosu-Ryu Karatedo International Championships on August 18 and 19, in Shanghai, China. After two days of competition, Daniel Tsumura captured Silver in the Black Belt Individual Kata (age 36-49) and Bronze in Black Belt Individual Kumite (...

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