Kancho, which translates
to the head of the House, or most senior belt, is the title that Oliver Sensei
assumes. Oliver Sensei started training Chito-Ryu karate in 1972-73 under
Sensei Robert Mcinnes in Hampton N.B. In 1977 he attained his Shodan, under
Tsuruoka & Higashi Senseis. In 1980 - Nidan from Higashi Sensei, 1982 -
Sandan from O'Sensei Chitose, 1990 -Yondan from Soke Chitose, 1993-Shidoin
Title from Higashi Sensei, 1997-Shihan Title from Soke Chitose, 2001-Godan from
Soke Chitose, 2002-NKA-Godan from NKA Technical Committee.
In 2008 Oliver Sensei was promoted to 6th Dan Renshi,
at the 2008 nationals, by O'Sensei Tsuruoka. In 2013 Oliver Sensei was promoted
to 7th Dan by Sensei Tsuruoka.
During his Karate
career, Oliver Sensei has been a 10 time Grand Champion of New Brunswick, 10
time NKA Team member, and past NKA Middleweight champion, as well as World
Chito-Ryu Champion in 1995. For the past 15 years he has been coaching
Provincially, Nationally, and Internationally. Oliver Sensei has made four
trips to Japan over a 20-year period, training with O'Sensei Chitose, and Soke
Sensei, as well as many other Senior Kyoshi's during these visits.
Oliver Sensei has had to be involved in the
organizational side of karate for many years, and has served as a member of KNB
Board & Technical Committee for 20 years, as well as being the provincial
Coach for 15 years. He currently serves his third year as President.
Additionally, Oliver Sensei was the founding president of Chito-Ryu New
Brunswick, as well as a 12 year member of the CCRKA Board.
Oliver Sensei now brings his years of experience, as
well as the experience & support of Senseis Paul Jimmo & Laurie Roy, to