Monthly Yudansha Seminars

Seminar Information

  • Location:  Higashi School of Karate (Honbu Dojo)  89 Curlew Drive, Toronto, ON.
  • Instructor Development Seminar:  8:30am – 10:00am
  • Standard Yudansha Seminar: 10:00am – 12:00pm (11:00am – 12:30pm in March/April)
  • Seniors/Accommodatory Yudansha Seminar:  10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Referee Seminar:  10:00am – 11:00am (currently held in March/April)
  • Seminar Fees:  Costs are available from your Dojo Head or a CRAO senior instructor


Seminar Descriptions

Instructor Development Seminar:

These seminars are geared towards those who wish to become certified Chito-Ryu Instructors and for those who have already become certified.  These seminars explore deeper aspects of Chito-Ryu karate training and are intended to expand one’s thinking regarding the basic Chito-Ryu syllabus.

Attendees must be of Ni-Dan rank or above.


Standard Yudansha Seminar:

These seminars are led by the CRAO Technical Committee (with assistance from Renshi and Shihan instructors) and are in place to allow for members to train with the most senior instructors in Ontario and train with other Provincial Yudansha.  This interaction will broaden one’s experiences with their Chito-Ryu karate training.

Though not the sole focus; these seminars give the CRAO Technical Committee a chance to work with and guide those karate-ka preparing for upcoming Yudansha Evaluations and Gradings.

It is important to attend these seminars regularly in order to keep current with Chito-Ryu karate training standards and to support both the CRAO Technical Committee and the Chito-Ryu style as a whole.

Attendees must be of the FULL brown belt rank (ik-kyu) or above.


Seniors / Accommodatory Yudansha Seminar:

These Yudansha Seminars are led by CRAO Technical Committee member Renshi James Hart as well as Renshi Murray Sutherland and Renshi Noel Francisco.  These seminars are geared towards karateka more advanced in years and for those who may have injuries which inhibit their participation/attendance at the standard Yudansha seminars.

Attendees must be of the FULL brown belt rank (ik-kyu) or above.


Referee Seminar:

These seminars are led by the CRAO Referee Committee and are geared towards developing the refereeing and judging skills of all attendees.  Those who have greater experience receive more focused/personal attention and training.  These seminars will usually occur in the months of March and April as pre-cursors to the CRAO annual spring tournament.  All students who attend the standard Yudansha seminars should participate in these seminars; they are about giving back to the CRAO and its membership as a senior kyu and Dan ranked student.

Attendees must be of the FULL brown belt rank (ik-kyu) or above.