Head of Chito Ryu since 1984



Soke Sensei has been the head of the International Chito-Kai since 1984. In June 1984, the founder of Chito Ryu Karate, Dr. Chitose Sensei, passed away and his son Chitose Yasuhiro became head of the International Chito-kai. In keeping with traditional Japanese custom he changed his name to Chitose Tsuyoshi, in honour of his father.

Soke Sensei is the head of the International Chito Ryu Karate Federation . The International Technical Program for Chito Ryu is directed by Soke Sensei and members of the ICRF Technical Committee.

The BC Chito-Kai and the Canadian Chito-Kai are associated to the International Chito Ryu Karate Federation and recognize Soke Sensei as our supreme leader.

Soke Sensei travels throughout all member countries, conducting Chito Ryu clinics and grading sessions at the request of member organizations. We were honoured in the fall of 2003 when Soke Sensei traveled throughout Canada, as head of Chito Ryu, and ended his inspirational tour in British Columbia before returning to Japan.