"You are not finished when you lose. You are finished when you quit." - Sensei Masaru Shintani

SWKKF Mission Statement


We are a family oriented traditional karate organization focusing on Sensei Masaru Shintani's teachings and values of kindness and humility.
Our goal is to move into the future with ties to the past developing confident individuals who will be positive role models within the community.

SWKKF

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation


The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF) was founded by Sensei Masaru Shintani in 1966.  The SWKKF is one of the largest martial arts organization of a single style in North America.  Current registered membership is approximately 3000 students with 400+ active black belts.

The greatest densities of members are in southern Ontario and Alberta, with continued growth in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and the USA.  The SWKKF also supports a national team to represent the organization at various tournaments both within and outside the organization.

BLACK BELT GRADING

BLACK BELT GRADING

Information on black belt grading requirements within the SWKKF

THE HARMONIZER

THE HARMONIZER

The official newsletter of the SWKKF

CLUB LOCATIONS

CLUB LOCATIONS

Find a club (dojo) in your area
HISTORY OF KARATE

HISTORY OF KARATE

Learn about Wado Kai karate and its history

HISTORY OF SHINDO

HISTORY OF SHINDO

Learn about Shindo, it's history, and events

SENSEI SHINTANI

SENSEI SHINTANI

Learn about Sensei Shintani and his legacy

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Sensei Denis Labbé President of the SWKKF

EVENT LISTINGS

EVENT LISTINGS

List of upcoming sanctioned events in the SWKKF

NATIONAL TEAM

NATIONAL TEAM

Learn about the SWKKF National Team

KATA DVD AND DOWNLOADS

KATA DVD AND DOWNLOADS

Information on SWKKF products for sale

DOCUMENTS AND POLICIES

DOCUMENTS AND POLICIES

SWKKF membership policies and procedures

MEMBER CONDUCT

MEMBER CONDUCT

Learn about the SWKKF Member's Conduct Expectations

LogoSWKKF MISSION STATEMENT

We are a family oriented traditional karate organization focusing on Sensei Masaru Shintani's teachings and values of kindness and humility.
Our goal is to move into the future with ties to the past developing confident individuals who will be positive role models within the community.

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