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, and is headed up by Sensei David
Tsuruoka, 8th Dan. Sensei David Tsuruoka was Canadian Kata
Champion for seven consecutive years up to 1985 and a
member of the Ontario Provincial Team for 15 years.
Tsuruoka Karate is not a style of Karate-Do. It is a system with a
foundation in Chito-Ryu and Shotokan Karate that also blends in
effective techniques from many different instructors and martial
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 from 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
The Tsuruoka Karate Organization is dedicated to the
continuous development of Karate and it's members. For more
information about the Tsuruoka Karate Organization please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
O-Sensei passed away October 10, 2014 at the age of 85.
O-Sensei was a teacher and mentor both in and out of the dojo.
His dedication loyalty and passion affected thousands world
wide. He will be remembered in the hearts of many and in the
karate legacy he leaves behind.
Mandate of the Tsuruoka Karate Organization
We the members of the TKO, shall endeavour to promote, with guidance,
openness and cooperation, the development of Tsuruoka Karate-Do, which
embodies the spirit and methodology of its founder,
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