We teach the kids karate classes in a unique way that is appropriate for children of this age. The children are separated into two age groups to promote faster learning and conditioning. Seven to ten and eleven to sixteen. Our kids karate program exposes the kids to different forms of exercises, martial arts techniques and a number of different training tools. In addition to the physical aspects of the kids karate program we also continue to emphasize the core values of our school. We create an environment where kids learn karate in an interactive and exciting way, providing the children with the right tools to maintain a positive attitude towards a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Beyond getting muscles moving and hearts pumping, karate will also help your child:

Develop focus and concentration

Understand how to benefit from failure and mistakes

Develop self-discipline

Improve confidence and self-esteem

Learn self-respect and respect for others

Avoid, remedy, mediate and manage bullying situations

Develop fine and gross motor skills

Develop spatial skills and socialization skills

Karate students can attend up to 7 classes per week. The length of each class is 45 minutes. Our Karate program has a maximum of 70 kids and 60 youth sudents at any one time. Enquire about space availability.

What is Chito-Ryu Karate?

We teach a style of martial arts called Chitō-ryū Karate to our kids. Chitō-ryū Karate is a style of karate founded by Tsuyoshi Chitose. The name of the style translates loosely as "1,000 year old Chinese style", or “the 1,000 year old style originating from the Tang dynasty”. The style was officially founded in 1946.

Tsuyoshi Chitose was born on October 18, 1898 in the town of Kumochi, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. He came from a martial arts lineage - his maternal grandfather was Matsumura Sōkon, the personal bodyguard to the Okinawan (Ryūkyū Kingdom) royal household and one of the original Karate masters of Okinawa.

As a young man born and raised in Okinawa, Chitose grew up studying the pre-karate martial art of T ō-de (or "Tō-te") from many of the top masters of the period. He later moved to mainland Japan to practice medicine, where Chitō-ryū evolved as he utilized his modern medical knowledge of anatomy and physiology to modify traditional techniques to make them both more effective against opponents, as well as less detrimental to the bodies and joints of long-term practitioners.

Although generally classified as a Japanese karate style simply because Chitose formulated and founded Chitō-ryū principally while living in Kumamoto, Japan, some modern practitioners feel it is more properly categorized as an Okinawan style given that its roots and techniques are firmly grounded in, and derived from, traditional Okinawan Tō-de.

Compared with other Japanese karate styles, Chito ryu is more fluid, with higher and shorter stances. The style emphasizes the use of hand techniques and kicks. The kata in Chito-ryu are distinguished first and foremost by being very different from each other when compared to the curriculum of other Karate styles. The higher-level kata of Chitō-ryū show a decisively strong Chinese influence compared to other Karate systems. In Chito-ryu a progression is in place where your technical skills improve as you practice, get better, and move to more advanced kata. Typically the lower kata contains techniques that are forceful and that use fists, while the higher kata are more based on soft and flowing techniques using open hands.

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O’ Sensei Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose, Founder
Tsuyoshi Chitose

We offer 14 Kids & Youth Karate classes a week to both boys and girlsThe kids classes are for children between the ages of 7 and 10 and the youth classes are for kids between the ages of 11 and 13 The length of each class is 45 minutes. Our Karate program has a maximum of 70 kids and 60 youth students at any one time. Please en-quire about space.

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