Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai is one of the main karate styles from Japan. Like all martial arts, karate is physically and mentally demanding.
Beginners are not expected to be in top condition; they are expected only to try their best and to have a positive mental attitude. Great physical and mental development will take place as the student progresses. Students are advised to explore any physical limitations with their physician before they begin.
Adults and children (as young as 8) excel at karate, leading to great physical and emotional benefits. They experience greater self-confidence and achievement at school or work. Members in their sixties have earned black belts and continue active participation into their eighties.
Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo has been at the JCCC since 1963 under the instruction of Kei Tsumura Shihan, 8th Dan, chief instructor of Canada.
Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo is an affiliate member of the All Japan ShitoRyu Itosu-Kai Karate Association. The chief instructor in Japan is Sadaaki Sakagami Soke, 9th Dan.
At the JCCC, the chief instructor is Kei Tsumura Shihan, 8th Dan. JCCC sensei include: Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo, Mark Uyeda, 6th Dan; Daniel Tsumura, 6th Dan; Lincoln Simon, 3rd Dan; Tim Chan, 2nd Dan; Paul Takasaki, 2nd Dan; Victor Korol, 2nd Dan; Robert Minardi, 1st Dan; Dave Chin 1st Dan. All students at the JCCC are registered directly with the All Japan Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Association in Japan and members of Itosu-Ryu Karatedo International Federation (I.K.I.F)