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Ryusei Karate-Do Canada is a not-for-profit organization.


Barrie Ryusei Karate
The Barrie Ryusei Karate Dojo (Facebook) is run by Peter Giffen. He is a rokudan (6th degree black belt) with 40 years of experience . His instructor is Shane Higashi, head of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate Association. He also practices kobudo (weapons) and is a member of the Canadian Ryukyu Kobujutsu Association. He has travelled several times to train in Japan, three times under Master Tsuyoshi Chitose, judan (10th-degree black belt) and founder of Chito-Ryu karate. Peter is currently the technical director for Ryusei Karate-Do Canada.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
170 Steel St., Barrie
Ontario Canada

Tuesdays: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.– children; 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – adults
Thursdays: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – children; 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – adults

Contact Information:
Peter Giffen
Phone: (416) 729-5633
E-mail: giffen[at]ryusei-karate.com (type in @ symbol)


Grey-Bruce Ryusei Karate
The Grey-Bruce Ryusei Karate dojo are run by Peter Zehr and Matt Mannerow. Peter and Matt are godan (5th degree black belts) and shihan (master instructors) . Currently an officer in the Ontario Provincial Police, Peter has been involved in karate since 1981, principally as a member of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association. He and Matt joined Ryusei Karate-Do in January 2002. Both Peter and Matt have travelled to Japan to train, deepening their understanding of the martial arts. In their classes, they concentrate on teaching students essential self-defence skills, instead of involving them in sports-oriented tournaments. (Grey Bruce Ryusei Technical Instructor Peter Zehr also is available for Personal Safety seminars and demonstrations. Direct all inquiries to Matt Mannerow.)

Peninsula Shores District School, 115 George St, Wiarton
Walkerton Community Centre, upstairs
Bruce Peninsula District School, Lion's Head


Wiarton – Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (kids), 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (adults), 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (black belts)

Walkerton – Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (adults, 12 plus); 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (black belts). Thursday nights 7:00 –8:00 p.m. (children, six to 11), 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (adults, 12 plus); 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (black belts)

Lion's Head – Monday 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (kids; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (teens and adults); 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (black belts).

In all Grey-Bruce dojo, parents are encouraged to participate with their children in class, working on the same curriculum as in the adult program.

Contact Information:
Matt Mannerow
Phone: (519) 379-3500
E-mail: mannerow[at]greybrucekarate.ca

Ottawa Ryusei Karate
Ottawa Ryusei Karate is run by Rick Going and Kam Miranbigi. Rick was a member of the Ottawa Chito Kai dojo, under Harvey Brown-Sensei, for 28 years. A former national level kata competitor, Rick often helped teach classes at Ottawa Chito Kai. In his teaching, Rick wants to pass on to his students what he has gained from the martial arts: a sense of calm when confronted with violent or stressful situations. Kam started karate (Kan Zen Ryu) when he was 10 years old, in 1979, and was very competitive in local Kan Zen Kai tournaments. He practised karate on and off for about 15 years and achieved the 1st kyu. In 1999, he joined Ottawa Chito Kai and practised there for eight years. He achieved his shodan ranking and NCCP (coaching certification) in 2003.

1796 Courtwood Crescent
Ottawa, ON
Monday: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Kam Miranbigi
Phone: (613) 291-8824
E-mail: kam[at]ryuseiottawa.com
Rick Going
Phone: (613) 266-3472
e-mail: Rick[at]ryuseiottawa.com


Sherbrooke Ryusei Karaté
Lieu :
Sherbrooke, QC
lundi: de 19h00 à 20h30

Lieu :
Université Bishop’s
2600 rue College,
Sherbrooke, QC
J1M 1Z7

mardi: de 19h30 à 20h30

Chantal Lepage
Téléphone: 819-574-7284
Courriel : onnanoautodefense@gmail.com