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

To receive the rank of Shichidan

To receive the rank of Shichidan, you must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Minimum of 47 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.


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: February 19, 2020 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2020