About Us

West River School of Karate teaches the style of Chito-Ryu and is a registered member of the  PEI Karate Association and Karate Canada.

Chito-Ryu traditional karate focuses on good manners, discipline, physical conditioning and self-defense and is one of the oldest styles in Canada.

Instruction at WRSK is given by experienced Black Belt instructors. This Karate style can be practiced by all ages both male and female and does not require special athletic abilities or flexibility to join. We have students from 5 years old to 60!

Classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 to8:30(first hour is juniors and adults and second hour just adults at West Royalty School.

The first hour is a mixed class of juniors and adults and the second hour is an adults class.

Our classes are structured so that you may join at anytime and it is a great affordable activity for families to do together.

Call 940-0266 or email karate.wr@gmail.com for more info.

Membership Costs
Every Karateka (student) is responsible for paying thier dues upon registration.
 
 
  $155/Term 1 – payable September 1st, or upon joining, for Sep. to Jan.
$155/Term 2 – payable February 1st, or upon joining, for Feb. to June
 
NOTE
  • It is for insurance purposes that students are required to register & pay their membership costs before they are allowed to enter the dojo.

Uniforms – range in cost starting at $65up to $100 depending on size and quality.– A Karate uniform (called a Gi ) is required in order to be tested.  You may order one from your instructor.

Technical Manual$30 each (optional) A Karate Technical Manual, including step-by-step instructions for all seven belt levels, is available from your instructor. Junior manuals are available for free.

Belt TestingStarts at $35 test . This fee is only for Solid Belt tests and covers the cost of an official Karate certificate & a new belt. Testing occurs only when a student is ready.

History of Chito Ryu 
 


Chito Ryu (pronounced “chee toe roo”) 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. 

  INTERNATIONAL FOUNDER
Karate, 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 .  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.
  NATIONAL LEADER
Mr. Shane Higashi (right, Visit his website), 8th degree black belt and former karate champion, has been teaching martial arts for over 35 years. He is the chief instructor for over 80 Chito Ryu karate schools across North America and Europe, including the schools on Prince Edward Island.  A member of the Technical Committee of the International Chito Ryu Karatedo Federation, he is also technical advisor for the National Karate Association (the governing body of Canada).
 
 
PhilosophyThis Chito Ryu style of karate 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 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. 
  • To aim for the perfection of character for its participants. 

  DOJO ETIQUETTE

  • Greet Shomen (Front of the Dojo) with rei (bow), showing respect for those that have gone before.
  • Greet those who are present in the dojo by saying “hello”, acknowledging the instructor “Sensei” prior to the others.
  • It is prohibited to enter the dojo with shoes.
  • Senior members shall be kind, considerate and helpful to the junior members and through this effort will result a friendship based on the fact that we are all striving for the same goal.
  • Newer members shall always show their utmost respect for the seniors, always greeting them first.
  • Profanity will not be permitted to be used in the dojo.
  • It is prohibited to smoke or chew gum in the dojo.
  • Address the instructor by ” Sensei”.
  • Members shall respect the instructor who shall in turn strive to be an example in front of the students.
  • Be proud in your study of Chito Ryu.
  • Practice courteous manners.
  • Students must bow when entering or leaving the Dojo.
  • Respect the ideals of loyalty, honor and those elders who have come before you.
  • Students must wear the traditional Uniform (Gi) to all practice sessions.
  • Your Karate Gi (Uniform) must be clean and in proper order.
  • If you arrive late for class, you must wait until the instructor invites you to join the class.
  • If you must leave early, please advise the instructor as soon as possible.
  • Please keep finger- and toe-nails short so as not to injure yourself or others.
  • There is no Kumite (sparring) permitted without the instructor’s permission.
  • Students must not engage in idle talk while in the Dojo and should remain attentive at all times.
  • Students must always be courteous and helpful to each other.
  • Demonstrate your utmost courtesy in regards to anything that is tied to Karate or to your DOJO, whether during training or not, both on & off premises, and especially when representing your Dojo.
  • Have a clean body and clear mind before entering the DOJO.
  • Resolve conflicts before they occur by not allowing them to happen.
  • Students must not chew gum or candy, or eat while in the Dojo.
  • Try to go to the restroom before class begins.  It is also recommended not to eat at least one hour before class.
  • Refrain from outbursts and comments during class, no matter what it pertains to.
  • Refrain from violent behavior.
  • All classes and groups of exercises should begin and end with bowing.
  • Students should never use their Karate skills, except in self-defense.

OPENING OF CLASS

Instructor
Shugo assemble in lines
Seiretsu checks that lines are correct
(instructor looks to senior student)
Senior Student
Shomen-ni face front of dojo
Ki-o-tsuke attention (Musubi Dachi) say K-Skee
       Seiza is optional
       Seiza sitting position
       Ki-o-tsuke
       Mokuso meditation
       Mokuso Yame stop
Ki-o-tsuke
Shomen-ni
Rei bow to show respect
Sensei-ni face the instructor
Rei (all say) Onegai Shimasu (Please teach me)
Shomen-ni students only
Instructor
Kiritsu stand up (for Seiza only)
 CLOSING  OF CLASS
 
 
Instructor
Yame stop everything
Shugo assemble in lines
Sereitsu check that lines are correct
(instructor looks to senior student)
Senior Student
Maware Migi about face to the right
Gi-o naoshite adjust your Gi (uniform)
Shomen-ni face front of dojo
Ki-o-tsuke
       Seiza is optional
       Seiza sitting position
       Ki-o-tsuke
       Mokuso meditation
       Mokuso Yame stop
SHOWA all repeat (see below)
Ki-o-tsuke
Shomen-ni
Rei bow to show respect
Sensei-ni / Sempai-ni face the instructor
Ki-o-tsuke
Rei (all say)  Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
“Thank you very much for the pain”
Otagai-ni face each other
Ki-o-tsuke
Rei (all say) Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
“Thank you very much for the pain”
Shomen-ni students only
Instructor
Any Announcements
       Kiritsu stand up (for Seiza only)
Thank You Domo
 
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