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

COMMITTEES WITHIN THE SWKKF

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A. STUDENT PROFICIENCY COMMITTEE

SENSEI RON MATTIE ‐ SENATE ADVISOR

BUNKAI COMMITTEE

Sensei Kris Reynolds – Chair
Sensei Jim Freeman
Sensei Darren Humphries
Sensei Craig McCleary
Sensei Sandro Reffo
 

KATA COMMITTEE

Sensei Ron Mattie – Chair
** There are alternate members for each project

OPTIONAL KATA COMMITTEE

Sensei Shelley McGregor 
Sensei Sandford DeWitt

KUMITE COMMITTEE

Sensei Neil Prime – Chair
Sensei Peter Avino
Sensei Brad Cosby

SELF-DEFENSE COMMITTEE

Sensei Darren Marshall – Chair
Sensei Mike Rust

GRADING COMMITTEE

MANDATE:  The Grading Committee (the committee’s) purpose is to ensure that the SWKKF Grading Procedure (s) maintain the highest possible standards and provide consistency through all areas of the SWKKF.  These procedures will directly reflect the teachings and values of Hanshi Shintani.

Sensei Darren Humphries – Chair
Sensei Cheryl Boivin
Sensei Kevin Bowes
Sensei Melanie Camirand
Sensei Bill Hynes
Sensei Shelley McGregor
Sensei Neil Prime
Sensei Randy Mullin
 

SHINDO COMMITTEE

MANDATE:  To continue the development of Shindo and promote Shindo through out the SWKKF as well as other organizations around the world, following the teaching passed on from Hanshi Shintani.

Sensei Jim Atkinson – Chair
Sensei Brian Chmay
Sensei Walter Greening
Sensei Nicolas Gosselin
Sensei Dan Hill
Sensei Frank Hageneers
Sensei Jeremy Johnson
Sensei Craig McCleary
Sensei Ray Muller
Sensei Kris Reynolds
Sensei Marco Reyes
Sensei Darwin Sherman

B. PROFICIENCY COMMITTEE

SENSEI NEIL PRIME – SENATE ADVISOR

JUDGING/TRAINING COMMITTEE

MANDATE PHASE 1 (CURRENT): The committee members will provide knowledge and advice in a constructive manner to train registered members of the SWKKF in the standardized procedures for table work, corner judges and center referee protocols.
MANDATE PHASE 2 (UNDER DEVELOPMENT): The committee members will work with the tournament rules committee to identify and develop teaching tools and a training program for registered members of the SWKKF in the standardized procedures for certified judges and referees to consistently and accurately identify calls in the tournament ring.

Sensei David Brunarski – Chair
Sensei Anne Readhead – Assistant Chair (East)
Sensei Shelley McGregor – Assistant Chair (West)
Sensei Marco Reyes - Secretary
Sensei Blaine Beemer
Sensei Darren Humphries
Sensei Dan McKee
Sensei Lauren Pankratz
Sensei Rod Philip
 

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

MANDATE:  The Tournament Committee (the committee’s) purpose is to ensure that SWKKF Tournaments provide a forum in which the membership can compete in a safe, controlled environment by providing and maintaining a published document outlining approved rules and regulations.  Tournament rules and regulations will remain consistent through all areas of the SWKKF to standardize the way tournaments are conducted.  Tournament rules and procedures will directly reflect the values of Hanshi Shintani.

Sensei David Brunarski – Chair
Sensei Blaine Beemer
Sensei Kevin Bowes
Sensei Tom Foster
Sensei Colin Frans
Sensei Darren Humphries
Sensei Shelley McGregor
Sensei Daniel McKee
Sensei Kelsey Mramor
Sensei Lauren Pankratz
Sensei Rod Phillip
Sensei Anne Readhead
Sensei Marco Reyes

REFERENCE MANUAL COMMITTEE

Sensei Jim Atkinson – Chair
Sensei Beverly Beuermann‐King
Sensei Neil Prime

C. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

SENSEI MICHEL GOSSELIN – SENATE ADVISOR

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CO‐ORDINATION COMMITTEE

Sensei Melanie Camirand – Chair
Sensei Marco Reyes - Website
Sensei Randy Schiller - Secretary
Sensei Alice Pinto - Social Media
Sensei Daniel McCoy - Promote Award and Scholarship
Sensei Kevin Dyck - Dojo Liaison & Harmonizer Contributor
Sensei Michel Gosselin - Senate Advisor

HARMONIZER NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE

Sensei Alice Pinto – Chair
Sensei Kevin Dyck
Sensei Collin Frans
Sensei Yvon Lebel
Sensei Randy Mullin

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

Sensei Marco Reyes – Chair

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE

MANDATE: To document and archive the past 60 years of growth and promotion of Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation throughout Canada and growth Internationally.  To compile and archive historic events and people whom contributed to Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation encouraging growth (through our history) of new areas to realize our current goal of growth within the organization.  Document a succession of lineage from Hanshi Shintani to present day within the Shintani Karate Federation.

Sensei Darren Marshall – Chair
Sensei James Ryan
Sensei Michael McDonald

D. VISIBILITY COMMITTEE

SENSEI RON MATTIE ‐ SENATE ADVISOR

NATIONAL SHINTANI TEAM COMMITTEE

MANDATE: To represent and promote Hanshi Shintani and the SWKKF at various tournaments and events within the organization and to uphold the values of Hanshi Shintani and the SWKKF at both SWKKF events and other tournaments and events outside the SWKKF.

Sensei Michel Gosselin – Coach  
Sensei Colin Frans
Sensei Nicolas Gosselin
Sensei Kelsey Mramor 
 

GRANT AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

VACANT POSITION – Chair

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Sensei Kelsey Mramor – Chair
Sensei Blaine Beemer
Sensei Jeff Gervin
Sensei Jeremy Johnson
Sensei Nancy Stocker

REACH COMMITTEE

Sensei Beverly Beuermann‐King
Sensei Kelsey Mramor

E. SWKKF OPERATIONS

SENSEI RON MATTIE ‐ SENATE ADVISOR

STANDARDS AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

Sensei Bruce Perkins – Chair
Sensei Brad Cosby
Sensei Peter Ruch

AFFILIATE APPLICATION COMMITTEE

Sensei Peter Ruch – Chair
Sensei Jim Atkinson
Sensei Ron Mattie
Sensei Danny McCoy

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAW COMMITTEE

Sensei Peter Ruch – Chair 
Sensei Heather Fidyk  
Sensei Darren Fidyk 
Sensei Jim Atkinson

FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE

Sensei Brad Cosby – Chair
Sensei Bruce Perkins
Sensei Brian Chmay

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Sensei Heather Fidyk – Chair
Sensei Denis Labbé

AUDIT COMMITTEE (FINANCE COMMITTEE)

Sensei Heather Fidyk – Chair
Sensei Dave Blanchett

CENTRAL PURCHASING COMMITTEE

Sensei Bruce Perkins – Chair
Sensei Heather Fidyk
Sensei Neil Prime
Sensei Danny McCoy
Sensei Kris Reynolds 

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sensei Anne Readhead – Chair 
Sensei Tom Foster
Sensei Denis Labbé 
Sensei Rod Philip
Sensei Katrina Marques

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sensei Dave Blanchet – Chair
Sensei Beverly Beuermann‐King 
Sensei Kris Reynolds
Sensei Denis Labbé ‐ Advisor

Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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: October 22, 2019 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2019