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

SWKKF BLACK BELT GRADING INFORMATION


To download the complete grading manual click here.


APPLICATION FORMS

  In fill in applications you will need to Adobe Acrobat.

Application form download: Shodan
Application form download: Nidan/Sandan/Yodan
Application form download: Godan
Application form download: Rokudan/Shichidan/Hachidan

Application form download: Host a grading

MAILING APPLICATION
Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF)
P.O. Box 20028 Grantham
St. Catharines, ON  L2M 7W7

EMAILING APPLICATION
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NOTE ON SHODAN, NIDAN, SANDAN AND YODAN APPLICATIONS

Application and payment must be complete and received 1 month prior to grading to be eligible for grading.  Late applications will not be accepted as per Senate decision December 2012.

NOTE ON GODAN APPLICATIONS

Application and payment must be complete and received 6 months prior to grading to be eligible for grading.  Late applications will not be accepted as per Senate decision December 2012.


GRADING SHEETS

Grading Questionnaire

For pre-grading workouts the Summary of Grading forms are available for download here.


FEES

Grading Fee: $35.00
Taxes and Administration Fee: $65.00

TOTAL: $100.00 (for all Provinces)


ABOUT SWKKF GRADINGS

The SWKKF conducts Black Belt Gradings across Canada hosted by various clubs. These Black Belt gradings are conducted by a Joseki Board, which include ranking members of the SWKKF and is overseen by a member appointed by the Joseki Board Executive Committee. A student's first black belt grading (Shodan), and higher dans later on, are considered momentous and important events. Preparation in the months prior to the grading must be taken seriously, attend every class, practice the Katas diligently, seek correction constantly, and train hard. If a student has other events occurring in their life that prevents a total commitment to grading preparation, then the student must wait until a commitment of time and effort can be made. Training only a few times a month with no other contribution to Karate suggests that the student is comfortable at their current dan level and will stay there for the foreseeable future.

SWKKF VISION

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

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: June 18, 2019 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2019