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

19th Annual Sato Cup

November 17, 2018

Join us for Western Canada’s finest Karate Tournament! Our event has featured many international competitors from countries such as Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, India, and the United States, just to name a few. We expect another great turnout this year and invite you to be there and be a part of the Sato Cup!

BCIT Student Athletic Centre, Building SE16

Registration and contact information available here.


Akira Sato, Karate Canada 9th Dan

In April 2018, Akira Sato was given an exceptional honor and awarded a 9th Dan (Kudan) by Karate Canada. In the 55-year history of Karate Canada, Akira Sato will now be the 3rd Kudan. 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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