A family club that encourages men & women, boys and girls of all ages to be active and diligent in their karate training. Training often occurs together with parents and children training at the same time for a stronger family support base. The training environment is disciplined and fun with a variety of instructors and different themes from class to class. KV Karate has also produced competitive athletes that have competed at the provincial, national and international level.
Chito-Ryu karate is a traditional Okinawan karate style founded by Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose, who was born and raised on the island of Okinawa. Dr. Chitose was a medical doctor who based Chito-Ryu on ergonomically correct principles of human physiology. At the time, he discovered that some of the exercises and stances being used were detrimental to the health and well being of the students studying karate. Dr. Chitose’s philosophy was also that karate, as a self defence system, should include throws and joint immobilization techniques. Chito-Ryu karate is also typically characterized by blocks, punches, kicks and strikes. Part of the training involves learning and performing various sequences of movements called “kihon” (basic exercises) and “kata” (forms). There is also a component of dynamic training in the form of “renzouku waza” (continuous techniques) and “kumite” (combative sparring). These combined forms of training enable the student to develop the essential skills for self defence and also competitive “sport karate” training.
Chito-Ryu karate is designed to instill confidence and self-discipline while preparing the mind and body to defend against aggressive behaviour or assault. Chito-Ryu karate improves mental focus and concentration and builds self confidence. It improves physical ability, flexibility, physical stamina and coordination. Overall, practicing Chito-Ryu karate provides for a healthier lifestyle – mentally & physically. It can provide support and mentorship, instill self-respect and respect for others.