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

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.


"Wado, way to harmony and peace the finest quality of human race, a total goal to peace on earth. We the Wado students of Karate must be the leaders of unity and happiness through the universe. And guide our students to an ultimate human alliance with understanding."- Sensei Shintani -

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation

SWKKF

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 2500 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.


Sensei Masaru Shintani

Sensei Masaru Shintani, 9th Dan (Kudan) was the Supreme Instructor of Wado Kai Karate in Canada and is founder of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF). At the time of his death he was the highest ranking Sensei outside of Japan.

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Black Belt Gradings

Review all requirements on a becoming black belt within the SWKKF.

Harmonizer Newsletter

The SWKKF official  newsletter with  articles submitted  by members.

History of Karate

Here you'll will find a brief  history of  Wado-Kai Karate and its  origins.

History of Shindo

Shindo was  devised by Sensei Masaru Shintani, a gift to all karateka.

President Message

Message from SWKKF President  Sensei Denis Labbé  to all members.

SWKKF Policies

SWKKF policies, procedures and general information available for all.

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Upcoming Events

Explore sanctioned SWKKF events  which are coming up in your area!

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.

Last updated: June 23, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017