The Canadian Associated Schools of Karate were originally founded by Sensei Greg Reid in Victoria, British Columbia in 1982. Since then, CASK has expanded throughout Canada and the Caribbean.
The style of Karate taught is Wado, which is one of the four largest styles of karate in the world. CASK Karate Halifax is a member of both the Wado Karate Association of Canada and Karate Nova Scotia (Sport Nova Scotia).
The word “Wado” means “school/way to peace”. The style Wado was created by Hironori Otsuka (1892-1982) in 1934 in Japan. Master Otsuka formed Wado from traditional shurite-type karate from Okinawa, concentrating on the use of light and quick movements in conjunction with hip and body shifting. Master Otsuka also incorporated his earlier jujitsu training into Wado karate-do.
In North America, the late Master Masaru Shintani was the supreme head for all Wado; The CASK Headquarters in Victoria, BC, were under his direct guidance. Master Shintani held a ninth degree black belt, and was Master Otsuka’s senior student. Master Greg Reid, 8th Dan, is Master Shintani’s successor and is the technical director for Wado Canada.
CASK Karate Halifax was founded in 2014 by Sensei Garrett Chase.
Master Masaru Shintani, 9th Dan
Shihan Greg Reid, 8th Dan
Sempai Michaela Peters,
Acting Chief Instructor
Sensei Garrett Chase, Yondan
Founder CASK Halifax, Chief Instructor