Mandate of the Tsuruoka Karate Organization
We the members of the TKO, shall endeavour to promote, with guidance,
openess and cooperation, the development of Tsuruoka Karate-Do, which
embodies the spirit and methodology of its founder,
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The Tsuruoka Karate Organization has existed in many forms over the
years. Starting as just Tsuruoka Karate School, the Tsuruoka Karate
Federation was founded in 1995 and was renamed the Tsuruoka Karate
Organization in 2009.
Tsuruoka Karate is named for it founder O-Sensei Masami Tsuruoka, 10th
Dan. Tsuruoka Karate is not a style of Karate-Do. Its foundation is in
Chito-Ryu and Shotokan and it blends in effective techniques from many
martial arts. The goal of the Tsuruoka Karate Organization is to improve
communication between well established provincial Tsuruoka organizations
across Canada, while at the same time offering a sense of unification for all
karate-ka (students). "Learning budo or bushido through camaraderie" is
the underlying goal that all members try to achieve. Sport karate also plays
a part of our development, but is meant as a recreational break from the
everyday rigours of hard training.
We are a very proud and unique organization by the fact that our roots
trace directly to the founders of traditional Karate-Do in Japan and
Okinawa. Karate was founded in Canada by O-Sensei Masami Tsuruoka
in 1957 and he is recognized as the "Father of Canadian Karate."
The Tsuruoka Karate Organization is dedicated to the continuous
development of Karate and it's members. In 2008 O-Sensei Tsuruoka
celebrated 50 years of karate instruction in Canada. O-Sensei Tsuruoka is
still learning and still teaches regularly at various dojos in Toronto, Ontario
and conducts clinics across Canada.
For more information about the Tsuruoka Karate Organization please
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