Sensei Shane Yukio Higashi – 10th Dan, Hanshi













The Chito-Ryu Association of Ontario (founded in 1986), is operated under the guidance of Sensei Shane Higashi – 10th Dan, Hanshi and his appointed Technical Director (and the Technical Committee respectively).

Aside from his duties as chief instructor at the Higashi School of Karate in Toronto (founded in 1963), Sensei Higashi is the Saiko Shihan (Supreme Instructor) for the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association (CCRKA) and the World Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation (WCRKF), as well as the Karate Canada Technical Committee Chair.

For an overview of Sensei Higashi’s role in the development of karate in Canada and around the globe, visit: