The Deep River Karate Club is part of the Itosu-Kai Karate & Kobudo Association of Canada which is affiliated with the Itosu-Ryu Karatedo International Federation and the All Japan Kobudo Association in Japan. The lineage of Itosu-Ryu is traced back to Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shito-Ryu and who was a disciple of Anko Itosu.
We follow those traditional teachings along with modernizations as directed by Sadaaki Sakagami Soke (10th Dan) in Japan through Kei Tsumura Shihan (9th Dan) and Daniel Tsumura Sensei (6th Dan) in Canada. We teach basics (kihon), sparring (kumite) and kata. We also teach kobudo.