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

To receive the rank of SHICHIDAN

  1. You must be minimum 47 years of age.
  2. You must have been a Rokudan at least 7 years of Active Training (see Section B definitions).
  3. 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.
  4. Must be in an instructional and/or active leadership role in the organization.
  5. Ranking will be by approval of the Senate.
  6. Refer to the Grading Process document in the Appendix.


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.


Honour • Excellence • Kindness • Humility


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

Last updated: August 21, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017