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

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


The certification program will have 4 levels of certification. These levels are:

  1. INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1 - Targeted at Brown Belts and Shodan Black Belts.
  2. INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2 - Targeted at Nidan and up.
  3. INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 3 - Targeted at Nidan and up.
  4. INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 4 – Targeted at Yodan and up. Typically, an individual who teaches regional workouts and programs offered by the organization. This level would mentor Level 1, 2 and 3 students.

The core components of the certification include:

  1. Shintani instructor course. This course consists of theory, practical work and assessment.
  2. Additional Shintani Courses and Workshops.
  3. Security Check.
  4. Standard CPR / First Aid certification.
  5. National Coaching Certification Program Courses (NCCP). This is a program sanctioned in Canada for all sports. Refer to https://www.coach.ca to create an NCCP Locker Account and provide access to Making Headway and Making Ethical Decisions courses.


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APPLICATION

The different levels in the program will have different requirements that include programs from our organization as well as CPR / First Aid and official courses from Sport Canada if you choose to go that route. The requirements for each of the levels are as follows:

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1

  1. Prerequisites: Minimum Brown Belt, 16 years of age or older
  2. Requirements: Instructor Course, successful completion of assessment.
  3. Send your completed application form to the grading committee chairperson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2

  1. Prerequisites: Minimum rank of NIDAN, 20 years of age or older
  2. SWKKF Instructor Course, successful completion of assessment
  3. NCCP Making Head Way (Concussion Protocol)
  4. Completion of 2 additional courses offered by the SWKKF
  5. Police Security Check
  6. Standard CPR / First Aid
  7. Send your completed application form to the grading committee chairperson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 3

  1. Prerequisites: Minimum rank of NIDAN, 20 years of age or older
  2. SWKKF Instructor Course, successful completion of assessment
  3. NCCP Making Head Way (Concussion Protocol)
  4. NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
  5. Police Security Check
  6. Standard CPR / First Aid
  7. Shintani Course Options:

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 4

  1. Prerequisites: Minimum rank of YODAN, 30 years of age or older, Club Head Instructor or Co-Head Instructor
  2. SWKKF Instructor Course, successful completion of assessment
  3. NCCP Making Head Way (Concussion Protocol)
  4. NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
  5. Police Security Check
  6. Standard CPR / First Aid
  7. Co-instructs or instructs Shintani courses
  8. Shintani Course Options:

To provide flexibility and focus on the interests of our membership, the SWKKF has many different courses / training being offered by our senior instructors. The following courses can be used for credit towards one of the instructor certification levels:

  • Instructor Course (** Mandatory for all certification levels)
  • Judging and Tournament Course
  • Bunkai Courses (Level 1, 2, 3)
  • Shindo Courses (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Secondary Kata Clinics
  • Sparring Strategies Course
  • Self Defense Courses (Level 1, 2, 3)

There will be an application form that will be submitted along with a $50 Administration fee to the grading committee to review and verify successful completion of the requirements listed above for the certification level being requested. Upon verification, we will notify the applicant and arrangements will be made for an instructor certification certificate presentation.

Some of the key benefits for our organization include:

  1. Instructors who are knowledgeable, skilled and effective in the delivery of both the skills and techniques taught in the SWKKF.
  2. Consistency of our instruction throughout the SWKKF
  3. Value added certification for those who would like to begin, further or refresh their instructor abilities in the SWKKF.
  4. Access to many programs being offered that will apply towards a certification level
  5. Offer additional training and certification for our Instructors across the organization.

EXTERNAL REFERENCES

National Coaching Certification Program – https://www.coach.ca

Canada Sport For Life - https://sportforlife.ca/

Making Head Way - https://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series-p153487

Making Ethical Decisions - https://www.coach.ca/make-ethical-decisions-med--s16834

NCCP Karate Instructor Beginner - https://www.coach.ca/karate-p154477

Karate Canada Documents that may be interesting for students:

Karate Canada Coaches Profile - https://karatecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/InstBegCompIntro-Portfolio_EN.pdf

Karate Canada Long Term Athlete Development - https://karatecanada.org/programs/ltad/


 

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 VALUES

• Honour • Excellence • Kindness • Humility

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: April 17, 2019 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2019