The Chito Zone


Students of Chito Ryu Karate soon learn that life in the dojo doesn't always work the way it does in the real world. Time can move at a different rate (usually slower), scheduled events start and finish on 'Chito time" and of course numbers don't mean the same thing (what number comes after 10 ? Why 10 of course. This can be repeated many times, especially when counting push-ups). This page will illustrate some of the ways of the Chito Zone.


Do It Anyway – April 3, 2012

Do It Anyway

Letter from a Parent

Aug. 13, 2010

Hi there:

I know this letter is long after the fact, but that doesn't diminish its sincerity at all. My son Jonathan Kondziolka from ICKF competed in the Karate Canada National Championships last March and had a fantastic experience. He didn't win any awards , but he was rewarded with an exceptional opportunity to develop his self, his skills, and his friendships. For that, as a family, we are very grateful for all that Ed Docherty has done for Jonathan. Furthermore, we are also much obliged to the Chito Ryu Association of Ontario for your generous financial contribution towards Jonathan's National tournament costs. Thank-you.

We have just returned home from the Ontario Summer Games with Jonathan winning Gold in the -63 kg kumite. Besides coming in first place, many would agree that another wonderful outcome was the huge smile Jonathan presented to us all as he stool on the podium! Never before have we seen a smile like that! When I asked him if all the training and hard work was worth it, he said "Absolutely!" As his father, for me, his smile was my reward.

I've attached some images taken at the Ontario Summer Games. Some are of Jonathan in his matches, and a couple are of all the members of ICKF at the Games with their medals. Feel free to use them as you wish.

Thanks again and have a great day!

Dave Kondziolka
Whitby, Ontario



by Charles Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.