The CSKA was founded in 1989. At that Time Sensei John Hanratty was invited to an inaugural meeting of the World Shotokan Karate Association held in Ferrara Italy. CSKA was accepted as the representative body for Canadian Shotokan. In 1991 CSKA hosted the first World Shotokan championships in Calgary Alberta. CSKA has attended every WSKA event since that time and proven themselves very capable international competitors.
The support of their members, instructors and technical body has made CSKA one of the strongest and most respected Karate membership organizations in Canada. Members and instructors include national and international champions in Kumite and Kata. Their aim is to provide the highest level of Shotokan Instruction to the serious student of Karate.
The CSKA is governed by their technical committee chaired by their head instructor, John Hanratty, 7th Dan.