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

To receive the rank of GODAN

It is important to advise the host of the grading of your commitment to attend. To receive the rank of Godan, in addition to meeting all previous rank requirements you must meet the following guidelines:

  1. You must be minimum 35 years of age.
  2. You must have been a Yodan at least 5 years of Active Training (see Section B definitions).
  3. You must attend a minimum of 2 Black Belt Clinics per calendar year and they must be recorded in your passbook.
  4. You must be an active instructor and instruct at least two Black Belt Clinics in your grading year.
  5. You are encouraged to compete or participate in 2 SWKKF tournaments annually and they must be recorded in your passbook.
  6. Additional kata requirements:
    1. Seisho
    2. Gensho Shodan
    3. Also see Grading Forms for complete details on Grading Techniques
  7. You must apply at least 6 months prior to the grading date.
  8. You must instruct part of the grading. (See Section E #7).
    1. Also see Grading Forms for complete details on Grading Techniques
  9. The individual must be able and willing to convey their knowledge of Wado Kai Karate through example. An exceptional teacher must be able to bring the best out of all of their students and help continue to grow a strong federation as Hanshi Masaru Shintani has set the foundation for.

SWKKF VISION STATEMENT

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation will be the premiere traditional karate and Shindo organization in North America, through the work of our highly skilled and dedicated instructors in developing unparalleled character, skill and pride in our students.

SWKKF MISSION STATEMENT

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is an inclusive organization modeling Hanshi Shintani's kindness and humility, through the teaching of his traditional karate and Shindo.


Last updated: November 20, 2019 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2019