To receive the rank of SHICHIDAN
- You must be minimum 47 years of age.
- You must have been a Rokudan at least 7 years of Active Training (see Section B definitions).
- You must be actively, or in the past be involved in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation on a national level on the Senate, as Provincial Representative, leader of a larger organization or a chair of a SWKKF Committee.
- Must be in an instructional and/or active leadership role in the organization.
- Ranking will be by approval of the Senate.
- Refer to the Grading Process document in the Appendix.