BLACK BELT GRADING INFORMATION
To download the complete grading manual click here.
Application form download: Host a grading
Applications can be mailed to:
Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation
Sensei Denis Labbé
1 Elmvale Court
St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 6J1
NOTE ON SHODAN, NIDAN, SANDAN AND YODAN APPLICATIONS
Application and payment must be complete and received 1 month prior to grading to be eligible for grading. Late applications will not be accepted as per Senate decision December 2012.
NOTE ON GODAN APPLICATIONS
Application and payment must be complete and received 6 months prior to grading to be eligible for grading. Late applications will not be accepted as per Senate decision December 2012.
For pre-grading workouts the Summary of Grading forms are available for download here.
Grading Fee: $35.00
Tax and Administration Fee: $65.00
Total: $100.00 for all Provinces
The SWKKF conducts Black Belt Gradings across Canada hosted by various clubs. These Black Belt gradings are conducted by a Joseki Board, which include ranking members of the SWKKF and is overseen by a member appointed by the Joseki Board Executive Committee. A student's first black belt grading (Shodan), and higher dans later on, are considered momentous and important events. Preparation in the months prior to the grading must be taken seriously, attend every class, practice the Katas diligently, seek correction constantly, and train hard. If a student has other events occurring in their life that prevents a total commitment to grading preparation, then the student must wait until a commitment of time and effort can be made. Training only a few times a month with no other contribution to Karate suggests that the student is comfortable at their current dan level and will stay there for the foreseeable future.