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

Sensei Danny McCoy - Hachidan – (8th)

“Sensei Shintani has given me clear direction and instruction which has given me the ability to teach and continue to develop karate the way Mr. Shintani would like” – Sensei Danny McCoy


Sensei Danny started training in Wado Kai karate at the age of 19 under the instruction of Sensei Don Gerard in Timmins, Ontario.  Training together with Sensei Rick Leveille, as Kyu belts the two on a weekly basis would travel many hours around Northern Ontario for instructions and then help instruct classes back in their home town.  At the rank of Shodan, Sensei Danny began training under the direct instruction of Sensei Shintani.

In 1980, Sensei McCoy moved to British Columbia and throughout the years raised a family and started clubs in Merritt BC, Edson, Hinton and Spruce Grove Alberta.

Sensei Danny McCoyFor over 20 years Sensei Danny was proud to be a part of the Western Canadian Karate Tournament which started in Edson with approximately 30 students and peeked at over 300 participants at Karate events held at Spruce Grove’s Tri Leisure Centre.  The proceedings grew to include a workshop, tournament and Grading in a single weekend.

Sensei Danny currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Linda and is pleased to be a part of the Shintani Karate Organization as Sensei envisioned.

Sensei Danny was awarded the Hachidan (8th) from the SWKKF senate August 2013.

For a more detailed biography of Sensei Danny McCoy,  as well as some personal stories of his training with Sensei Shintani please read the article in the April 2008 Harmonizer.

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 26, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017