In 1980, Chito Ryu Karate was introduced to Moose Jaw through Sensei Delmer Daignault. He opened the Moose Jaw Karate Club, a non-profit organization and commenced offering instruction in the traditional style of Chito Ryu karate. In 1999, Sensei Daignault turned over operations of the club to a senior Black belt instructor who has since relocated the club to Regina.
In February 2009, Colin and Nancy Rosnes opened Five Hills Chito Ryu Karate Club with the same spirit as the original club. Five Hills Chito Ryu Karate Club is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to furthering the art of Chito Ryu Karate in Moose Jaw. The club is open to all members of the community who want to train in the Chito Ryu style of karate.
Our club training and gradings are under the guidance of 5th degree Black belt, Shihan John Grad, who is the chief instructor of Yoshinkan Karate Ltd. in Edmonton, AB. Grad Sensei is the highest ranking practitioner of Chito Ryu Karate in Alberta. At the rank of Godan and with Shihan certification, Grad Sensei continues to study under the guidance of Soke Sensei. He also has extensive training with Iaido (traditional Japanese sword), and other martial weapons and is certified with the National Coaching Certification Program as a Level 3 coach.