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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,
Masami Tsuruoka
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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 contact us at info@tsuruokakarate.com
Movie celebrating the life of Masami Tsuruoka through family interviews and photographs from Tsuruoka Sensei's sixty year archive.