Canada would like to welcome two new members. Rick
Going (left) and Kambiz Miranbigi (right) are long-time
Chito-Ryu members who have now establshed the Ottawa
Ryusei Karate dojo.
Rick is a third-degree black belt and has been a member
of the Ottawa Chito Kai dojo, under Harvey Brown-Sensei,
for 28 years. A former national level kata competitor,
Rick often helped teach classes at Ottawa Chito Kai.
He has a strong interest in bunkai and has been practising
what he calls “renzuku bunkai,” continuous
bunkai defenses against multiple attackers. He is
interested in exploring Sakamoto-Sensei’s approach
to karate, especially the kata and his methods of
developing ki (internal energy). In his teaching,
Rick wants to pass on to his students what he has
gained from the martial arts: a sense of calm when
confronted with violent or stressful situations.
Rick works as an architectural draftsman and in construction.
His wife, Basia, is a master yoga instructor.
Kam started karate (Kan Zen Ryu) when he was 10 years
old, in 1979, and was very competitive in local Kan
Zen Kai tournaments. He practised karate on and off
for about 15 years and achieved the 1st kyu. In 1999,
he joined Ottawa Chito Kai and practised with Harvey
Brown-Sensei, Bill Anderson-Sensei and Steve Parker-Sensei
for eight years. He achieved his shodan ranking and
NCCP (coaching certification) in 2003. He works as
the president of a video/photo production and training
company located in Aylmer Quebec, called FX
and enjoys creating martial arts movies.