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Canada Takes Silver and Bronze at World Karate Tournament

by JCCC Karate Club

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itosukai_world_tourney_2017_1024p.jpg 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 (age 36-49). Other notable finishes include:

  • - Andrea Tabini (JCCC Dojo) placed in the top 8 for Junior Male/Female Kata (age 11-12)
  • - Michael Bruder (Honbu Dojo) finished 4th in Black Belt Individual Kumite (age 36-49)
  • - Mark Uyeda (Honbu Dojo) placed in the top 8 Black Belt Men's (age 50 & over)

Tsumura Sensei (6th Dan) is the son of Shihan Kei Tsumura (8th Dan), Chief Instructor and President of the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo Association Canada. He and Sensei Mark Uyeda (6th Dan) train at the Honbu Dojo in Toronto, but comes weekly to teach and coach at the JCCC. In 2014, Shihan Tsumura was inducted into the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame.

The Itosu-Ryu world tournaments take place every four years. Past tournaments were held in Osaka, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Los Angeles, U.S.A. This year featured over 600 competitors from 26 nations, including Canada, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Australia and the United States. Canada has historically fared well in each tournament. Past Canadian competitors include Laila Azizi (JCCC) and Sue Lindsay (Manatisowin) in 2009, and Reg Shaw (Owen Sound) in 2005.

In addition to the world competitions, two tournaments are held each year at the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre. Competitors at the semi-annual tournaments come from across Canada, Europe and the United States. The next tournament will be in November 2017.

The Itosu-Ryu style of karate comes from a long and distinguished lineage. Its first Soke (or headmaster of a school of Japanese martial arts) was Yasutsune 'Anko' Itosu; considered by many to be the father of modern karate. Kenwa Mabuni became the 2nd Soke when he founded the Shito-Ryu style of karate. One of Soke Mabuni's most prominent students was Ryusho Sakagami, who rose to become the third Soke of Itosu-Ryu. The fourth and current Soke of Itosu-Ryu is Sadaaki Sakagami, the son of Ryusho Sakagami.

Congratulations to all the Canadian competitors. Special thanks to the supporters of Team Canada: Mrs. Tabini, Mr. Bhattacharya, Gaila Uyeda, and Margie Uyeda.

For more information on Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate, please visit their website at: http://www.karatetoronto.com/


Itosu-Kai Spring Canadian Championships

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline April 31 2017

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Kagami Biraki

Saturday, January 14th 2017

The Honbu will once again be hosting Kagami Biraki, the Japanese New Year's Festival.
The day will consist of the usual New Year training followed by the traditional potluck dinner.

10:00am to 4:00pm: Karate Class / Seminar with Tsumura Shihan
6:00pm onwards: Potluck Dinner at the Honbu
Please bring a dish and notify sensei Daniel of your attendance.


Itosu-Kai Fall Canadian Championships

Saturday, December 03, 2016

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday Dec 03, 2016
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline Nov 12 2016

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Itosu-Kai Spring Canadian Championships

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday May 28, 2016
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline May 16 2016

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Kagami Biraki

Saturday, January 9th 2016

The Honbu will once again be hosting Kagami Biraki, the Japanese New Year's Festival.
The day will consist of the usual New Year training followed by the traditional potluck dinner.

11:00am to 4:00pm: Karate Class / Seminar with Tsumura Shihan
6:00pm onwards: Potluck Dinner at the Honbu
Please bring a dish and notify sensei Daniel of your attendance.


Itosu-Kai Fall Canadian Championships

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday Nov 21, 2015
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline Oct 31 2015

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Deep River Karate Retreat


An exciting full weekend of karate training & fellowship.

Please contact sensei Ron Rogge for details, and visit the Deep River website for sign-up info and forms.


Itosu-Kai Spring Canadian Championships

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday May 23, 2015
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline May 16 2015

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Kagami Biraki

Saturday, January 10th 2015

The Honbu will once again be hosting Kagami Biraki, the Japanese New Year's Festival.
The day will consist of the usual New Year training followed by the traditional potluck dinner.

11:00am to 4:00pm: Karate Class / Seminar with Tsumura Shihan
6:00pm onwards: Potluck Dinner at the Honbu
Please bring a dish and notify sensei Daniel of your attendance.


Itosu-Kai Fall Canadian Championships

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday Nov 15, 2014
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline Oct 31 2014

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Itosu-Kai Spring Canadian Championships

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC)
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • Saturday May 24, 2014
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • Kobayashi Hall
  • 6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    M3C 1Z5
    tel: 416.441.2345

CHECK-IN: 9:00AM MARCH-IN: 10:00AM

PEEWEE, JUNIOR, NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND BLACK BELT CATEGORIES
KOBUDO (WEAPONRY) DEMONSTRATIONS
SPONSOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION
FOOD SALES TO SUPPORT "SHITO-RYU ITOSU-KAI"

Registration Deadline May 17 2014

All registered competitors will receive a FREE Itosu-kai Newsletter and personalized Honour Certificate.


Kagami Biraki

Saturday, January 18th 2014

YOU ARE INVITED...

The Honbu will once again be hosting Kagami Biraki, the Japanese New Year's Festival.
However this year in honour of Shihan's Golden (50th) Anniversary of teaching, we will be doing a sit-down dinner at a banquet hall in lieu of the usual potluck dinner.

10:00am to 4:00pm: Karate Class / Seminar with Tsumura Shihan
6:00pm onwards: Sit-down banquet-style dinner at the Canadiana Restaurant
5230 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B 1A8
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Team Canada sweatshirts on sale

Help support & promote Canadian Itosu-Kai

If you'd like to get one of your very own ItosuKai sweatshirts like the quality red ones sported by Team Canada during the recent 2013 World Championships in Osaka, you can help support ItosuKai by buying one for $75.

Please contact sensei Daniel Tsumura (6th Dan) if you'd like to place an order.