Chito Ryu style of Karate was founded in Japan by Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose (O-Sensei). Chito Ryu derives much of its basis from the two forms of ‘Te’ (early Karate). Naha Te and Shuri Te are the hard and soft styles, respectively, that were prevalent in the Okinawan towns of Naha and Shuri where O-Sensei and many other Karate masters were born and raised.

This style is a traditional Japanese / Okinawan martial art consisting of strikes, kicks, blocks, throws and holds. Chito Ryu training provides a complete regimen suitable for those seeking physical exercise, sport competition and self defense skills.

Training is based on basic techniques (kihon), forms (Kata) and fighting ( Kumite). Its foundation Kata are Shiho-Hai, Niseishi, Seisan, Rohai, Bassai and Chinto. Its main stances are seisan dachi, shiko-dachi, kosa-dachi, uchi-hachiji-dachi and sanchin-dachi.

Chito Ryu possesses martial arts techniques which truly balance the strengths and weaknesses of the original Okinawan ‘Te’ styles. It is also based on a platform of human anatomy and physiology, providing a further unique perspective and effectiveness.

What does “Chito Ryu Karate” mean?

Chi      1000 (Years old)
To        T’ang (Chinese era)
Ryu      Style
Kara     Empty
Te        Hand