A Chito-Ryu Dojo

A Brief History of Chito-Ryu

Welcome to the home of Hampton Karate.

A family oriented karate club that teaches self-discipline, courtesy and respect.

We are very proud of our dojo; we encourage families to participate together, and foster learning in a supportive environment. Students learn at their own pace, and we welcome the very young to the young-at-heart.

Chito-Ryu was founded by Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose (1898-1984). Using his medical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology along with his study of the Okinawan martial arts Shorei Ryu and Shorin Ryu, O Sensei took the strengths of these two styles while eliminating the training elements which were detrimental to the health and well-being of the practitioner to develop Chito-Ryu. Chito-Ryu karate is an excellent self-defense system which includes throws and joint immobilization techniques.


Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect.