Okichitaw is a martial art based on the fighting techniques of the Plains Cree First Nations. It was founded and developed by Canadian martial artist, George J. LÚpine.
In his youth, founder George J. LÚpine learned traditional wrestling, tomahawk throwing and hand-to-hand combat techniques (miche che kiske). He also trained in judo, taekwondo and
hapkido. LÚpine developed Okichitaw and established Okichitaw in Toronto, Canada. He is the Director and Chief Instructor ("Okimikahn Kiskino Huma Kew" in Cree). George LÚpine is Michif
Plains-Cree from Manitoba and learned traditional hunting and tracking practices from a very young age.