"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 requirements on being a black belt within the SWKKF.

Harmonizer Newsletter

The SWKKF official newsletter with articles submitted by members.

History of Karate

A brief history of Wado-Kai Karate and its origins.

History of Shindo

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

President Message

Message from SWKKF President Sensei Denis Labbé to all.

SWKKF Policies

View SWKKF policies, procedures and general information.

Find a Dojo (Club)

Interested in learning karate? Search for a club!

Upcoming Events

Explore sanctioned SWKKF events in your area!

Sensei Ron Mattie

Find out where Sensei Ron Mattie will be next!

The SWKKF Team

Visit the SWKKF Team website for information.

SWKKF Videos

Many katas are available for purchase and download!

Member Conduct

Read more about member conduct expectations.

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: July 26, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017