Shitoryu Satokai Canada
Sato-Ha Shito-Ryu International Federation
Chairman and Chief Instructor:
Shihan Akira Sato

Kata Seminars

By World Karate Team Kata Champion Suzuka Kashioka

Sat Sept 21    Peretz Centre, Vancouver

Sun Sept 22    Peretz Centre, Vancouver

 Mon Sept 23  Comox Community Centre, Comox

Tue Sept 24   St. Georges Anglican, Victoria

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20th Annual Sato Cup

November 16, 2019

The 20th Annual Sato cup will be held November 16th in the BCIT Student Athletic Cantre (Burnaby Campus). Registration will be available in the fall. Please click here for more information.


Pam Ross, Sport BC, 2019 Coach of the Year

At Sport BC’s gala event on March 13, 2019, Pam Ross was awarded “2019 Coach of the Year”. This is truly an extraordinary achievement since Pam’s award is not only Karate sport specific but over the 25 major sports represented by Sport BC. Pam’s award is well-deserved because of her many years as a coach in Karate BC and at the national level with Karate Canada. Pam is a long-time member of Sato-Ha Courtenay Karate Club.


Akira Sato, Karate Canada 9th Dan

In the 56-year history of Karate Canada, Akira Sato is one of only 3 Kudans awarded. The first Kudan was the founder Masami Tsuruoka (1929-2014), the second is Shane Higashi. Sato Sensei and Higashi Sensei are the highest ranks in Canada.

Karate Canada is the only karate organization legitimately recognized, supported and funded by the Canadian government, and is the National governing body for the sport of karate in Canada. Karate Canada is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation, the Pan American Karate Federation and the Commonwealth Karate Federation.

Mert Horita

President, Satokai Canada


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