A New Year, a New Organization.

Our organization, the Ryusei Karate-Do Federation, is now simply called¬†Ryusei Karate-Do.¬†(So the style and the association have the same name.) This means, for example, the Ryusei Karate-Do Federation Canada has become Ryusei Karate-Do Canada. Why the change? Last fall, Sakamoto-Sensei had a split with some of the Ryusei sensei in Japan. From Sakamoto-Sensei’s point of…

United States Plans for 2003

It is our aim, in the United States, to diligently study Ryusei Karate in 2003. To make this goal possible, we plan to keep a close working relationship with Ryusei Karate-Do Canada. And, of course, we must stay in contact with Sakamoto-Sensei, who is the overall head (Saiko Shihan) of the new Ryusei Karate-Do organization,…

Ryusei Karate Grows in Canada

Over the last year, Ryusei Karate-Do Canada has seen some remarkable growth. Until January, our organization had only one dojo with a few members, Barrie Ryusei Karate. Then in January 2002, Peter Zehr and Matthew Mannerow, who used to belong to the Canadian Chito-Ryu association, joined Ryusei Karate-Do. Peter Zehr 4th dan, is the sensei of Matthew Mannerow,…

Winter Madness

With the coming of winter, Ryusei karateka in both Japan and North America went a little nuts. We started going outside to test our spirit and bodies with “snow training.” The madness started in November when Ryusei yudansha in Ontario, Canada, took to backyard training with the first snowfall. We were one-upped by Jean Lauzon…