• Sensie - Justin

    Sensei Rybie has earned the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt), and the title of Shihan (Master Teacher), and has over 30 years of karate experience. Sensei Rybie has been very involved in the karate community both nationally and internationally.

    Sensei Rybie has competed in Karate Alberta Tournaments, on the Alberta Team in the National Karate Championships, and in five international tournaments in Hong Kong, Australia, Norway, and Japan.

    Sensei Rybie is a former international Kumite and Team Kumite Champion, as well as finishing top three in kata on three occasions.

  • Sempai - Jenny

    Jenny Rybie has been training Chito-Ryu karate for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) and the title of Shidoin (Teacher).

    Jenny has competed internationally in Australia, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong. Jenny placed 4th in Womens Team Kumite in Hong Kong in 2013.

    Jenny is a mother of two boys, and works full time as a Social Worker in Edmonton.

  • Sempai - Stephen

    Stephen Clarke has been training Chito-Ryu karate for over 15 years and holds the title of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) and the title of Jun-Shidoin (Junior Teacher).

    Stephen has competed internationally in Norway, Japan and Hong Kong. Stephen won 1st place for Junior Team Kumite in Norway and 4th place for Kata in Japan.

    Stephen graduated MacEwan University and enjoys playing dodgeball and Soccer.

  • Sempai - Kristen

    Kristen Bentz has been training Chito- Ryu for over 20 years and holds the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) and the title of Jun-Shidoin (Junior Teacher).

    Kristen competed in Japan in 2010. Kristen is an International Kata Champion and won 3rd in Kumite as well.

    Kristen graduated from University of Alberta and works for the City of Edmonton.

  • Sempai - Sheldon

    Sheldon Williams has been training chito-ryu karate for over 15 years and received his Shodan (black belt) in November 2017.

    Sheldon has been teaching karate for 8 years, and competed internationally in Japan, as well as trained and competed in mixed martial arts.

    Sheldon achieved his EMR certificate from NAIT, and is currently an Apprentice Electrician.

  • Sempai - Barry

    Barry Maher has been training in Chito-Ryu Karate since 2012. He received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in November of 2019.

    Barry has been teaching for the past 6 months and has attended clinics throughout Alberta.

    Barry works as a power engineer and also has a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma.

  • Sempai - Daniel

    Daniel Taal has been training in Chito-Ryu Karate for 9 years and received his Shodan(1st degree black belt) in November 2019.

    Daniel has been teaching for 4 months and competed in the 2019 International Bogu Cup tournament in Quebec. He has won first place in Kumite and Kata and has participated in clinics and tournaments all over Alberta, BC, and Quebec.

    Daniel is currently in highschool and plans on going to the University of Alberta for further post-secondary education.

  • Sempai - Sonja

    Sonja Williams has been training in Chito-Ryu Karate for over 10 years and currently holds a brown belt.

    Sonja has been teaching karate for the past 6 years. She joined karate with her five kids at which time karate became a family activity. In 2010 Sonja and her 5 children went to Japan where Sonja competed in the Soke Cup in kata and kumite.

    Sonja is a mom to 4 boys and 1 daughter; she current works as a Financial Assistant in Edmonton.