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

Shintani Memorial National Tournament and Clinic

May 26th, 2017 12:00 AM – May 27th, 2017 11:59 PM
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Evergreen Hill Road 128, Simcoe, Ontario
Category: Tournaments

ALL PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED ON-LINE. Please follow instructions provided here.
All COMPETITORS MUST REPORT-IN TO THE REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION/CHECK-IN TABLE BETWEEN 8:00am - 9:00am
To register AND pay online click here.
To download the official flyer click here.
To all competitors:

The National Master Shintani Memorial Karate Tournament will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, 128 Evergreen Hill Rd, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4N5 starting at 9:00 am. There will be no registration or payment on the day of the tournament. All Pre‐registration and payments must be in by 10:00PM EST May 25, 2017.
 
$30.00 - Any combination of Kata/Kumite/Shindo
$50.00 for families 2 or more, immediate family only
 
For 2017 we are introducing pre‐register online and payment system. ALL entries must be submitted and paid online.
Before you begin registration ensure you have the following ready:
  • Your passbook number
  • Passbook number and information for additional family members you are registering (immediate family only)
  • Your Credit card ‐ PAYMENT IS NEEDED
  • Understand tournament payment is non‐refundable.
Should you require further assistance please contact Sensei Marco Reyes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 519‐909‐9438 (call or txt).
 
BLACK BELT MEETING WILL START AT 9:00AM ‐ OPENING CEREMONIES WILL START AT 9:30AM
ALL REGISTRATION CHECK‐INS WILL BE FROM 8:00AM – 9:00AM
 
NOTE: Brown and Black Belts – we need your help at the tournament! Your participating through the entire day isrequest for scorekeeping, table work, etc. Please ensure your participation is recorded in your passbook.
 
The Masters Cup, a long standing tradition for the Nationals is an event that is open to black belts Yodan & Up. We encourage black belts to participate and showcase their ability and Shintani Karate. For this event there is no entry fee.
  • Master’s Cup Competition (Black Belt – Yodan and Up)
  • Competitors must be a Black Belt (Yodan‐up)
  • Competitors will demonstrate and explain how to execute five (5) Bunkai Techniques from any Wado Kata that are within the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation guidelines
  • You could utilize one or more opponents of any ranks
  • Judging will be based on form, speed, power, explanation and practicality
In Harmony,
Sensei Denis Labbé
President ‐ Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation

A NOTE FROM SENSEI RON MATTIE ON THE SHINTANI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT MASTERS CUP

To all ranks Yodan and up:

The Shintani Memorial Tournament is quickly approaching.
 
I remember how much of an honour it was to participate in the Master’s Cup with Sensei Shintani watching.  I never did win it. The late sensei Peter Ciolfi would always beat be, however, the thrill and honour was just to be in that ring. I felt it was my duty as a higher rank to demonstrate what Sensei had taught me and how I interpreted it.
 
I am asking you, if you are attending the tournament, please consider entering this event.  It has nothing to do with winning it, only in honouring Sensei Shintani’s memory and dedication to Wado-Kai Karate.
 
I would greatly appreciate your participation.
 
In peace by way of harmony
 
Sensei Ron Mattie

LARGE GROUP REGISTRATION - SENSEI MARCO REYES

The National Tournament this year is a pre-register AND pre-pay tournament.  For the majority of our members they will do this online.  But for some clubs who register a large number of students (and in some cases pay the entry for their students) we understand this can be complicated.
 
To assist the larger registration groups we have this process in place.  ​For this to work please fill in the attached spreadsheet in full.  You can download the spreadsheet by clicking here.  Items to keep in mind:
  • Tournament fees are non-refundable
  • Individual fee: $30.  
  • Family rate (2 or more, same family): $50
Once you send your spreadsheet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., he will calculate your total​.  Once he has your total, he will reply to you and include Sensei Denis ​Labbé on the email ​​so you can email money transfer​ or write a cheque.  Keep in mind payment must be received by May 14, 2017 - the sooner you can complete this the better.​
 
Lastly EVERY student must be aware of the tournament policy.  Please ensure they read and understand the following:

I hereby acknowledge that by participating in this competition there is a risk of injury and that by nature of the sport there will be physical contact between the participants. I do hereby assume full responsibility for any and all damages, personal injury or losses that I may sustain or incur, however caused, while attending or participating in the said competition. I hereby release the promoters, organizers, and sponsors of the competition, individually or otherwise, including, but not limited to, Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation , and its directors, officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns, of and from any and all claims, demands, debts, sums of money, actions, administrative proceedings, causes of action or suits, of whatever kind or nature, and costs arising from my attendance at or participation in this Competition, which I or my executors, administrators, legal representative, or assigns, has or will have, including, but not limited to, those arising as a result or in connection personal injury or bodily harm or death or other injury, whether mental, psychological or physical, which I may sustain or incur during my attendance at and participation in said Competition.
 
​Should you have any additional questions please contact Sensei Marco Reyes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519‐909‐9438 (call or txt).

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: April 24, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017