Sensei Jim Atkinson - Hachidan (8th)
Secretary - SWKKF/Chief Instructor to the Shindo Federation
"Mr. Shintani touched my life the moment I met him with his kindness & gentleness. When I seen him perform I was amazed and will be forever grateful to have his influence in my life." - Sensei Jim Atkinson
Sensei Jim started his karate career in 1981 at the Simcoe South Club under the instruction of Sensei Bruce Perkins. He was graded to Shodan in 1987 and in June 2021 received the rank of Hachidan (8th).
Sensei Jim has been the head instructor of Delhi Wado Kai since 1992.
Sensei Jim has been very active in the SWKKF. He worked with Sensei Bruce Perkins to develop the SWKKF scholarship fund and was a member of the first Shindo committee, which has worked to develop the Shindo program within the federation. Sensei Jim was also involved in the production of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Kata DVD's as well as all 3 Shindo DVD's.
Sensei Jim was the Ontario provincial representative for a lengthy time until being appointed to the Senate.
Sensei Jim was awarded the Shichidan (7th) from the SWKKF senate August 2013, and his Hachidan (8th) June 2021.
Sensei Jim is currently the Chair of the Shindo Federation of North America as well as the Secretary for the SWKKF.