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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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