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

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - DISCLAIMER

This website provides a central location for approved policies and procedures currently in effect. The policies and procedures available here have been developed for use within the SWKKF.  

The SWKKF would like to thank past and current committees for their assistance.  Questions regarding content of a particular policy should be directed to the Secretary General.


POLICY #1SWKKF Constitution and Bylaws
The fundamental principles and established precedents according to which the SWKKF is acknowledged to be governed.
The requested document is open to registered black belts within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #2SWKKF Standards and Ethics
Documentation on ethical protocol for the Shintani Wado Kai and its members.

DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Apr 2017 3.1 Update of members on committee
Sep 2014 3.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
May 2004 2.0 Reviewed by Sensei Bruce Perkins to be sent to senate members for their input
Dec 2003 1.0 First review

POLICY #3SWKKF Dojo Etiquette Manual
It is generally understood that karate begins and ends with reihoh (etiquette). The formalized manners and mental attitudes that should be followed have been developed over many generations. This formality is not imposed to force any sense of hierarchy or respect in the students; that should already be present. The main function of the rules of etiquette is to guide behavior and to ensure the safety of all participants.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 3.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
May 2005 2.0 Revised by: Kevin Bowes (Sandan)
Oct 2001 1.0 Prepared and respectfully submitted in harmony Oct 2001 by:
  • Ron Mattie (Sichidan)
  • Lawrence Blakemore (Rokudan)
  • David Brunarski (Nidan)

POLICY #4SWKKF SWKKF Tournament Rules
This policy is to standardize the way tournaments are conducted in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF).
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Jul 2016 2.0 Updates based on senate requests, synchronize with SWKKF Policy #6 - JTC
Sep 2014 1.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014

POLICY #5Communication within the SWKKF
This policy is for the protocol for the dissemination of information within the SWKKF.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 2.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
Aug 2008 1.0 Document Creation

POLICY #6SWKKF Judging Training
This  policy is to standardize the way tournaments are conducted in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF).
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Jan 2017 1.6 Minor corrections
Aug 2016 1.5 Changes required in some terminology and update to tournament rules
Jul 2015 1.4 Changes required as result of committee meeting – Jul 2015
May 2015 1.3 Changes required as result of committee meeting – Apr 2015
Apr 2015 1.2 Additional changes required to be in compliance with tournament rules
Mar 2015 1.1 Senate review and change request implemented
Oct 2014 1.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014

POLICY #7SWKKF Scholarship
This policy is to outline the rules and regulations of the SWKKF scholarship process and template applications.
The requested document is available to all within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #8SWKKF Harmonizer
This policy is for the conduct for the Harmonizer committee.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 2.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
Sep 1996 1.0 Document Creation

POLICY #9SWKKF Website
This policy is for the conduct for the website committee.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 3.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
Oct 2013 2.0 Current revisions to be more compliant
N/A 1.0 Document Creation

POLICY #10Shintani Team
This policy is for the conduct of the SWKKF processes and procedures.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 1.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014

POLICY #11SWKKF Election Procedures 2018
This policy covers the election procedures from the club Level to and including the election of the provincial representatives who constitute the Federal Council.
The requested document is available to all within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #12A ‐ SWKKF Grading Manual
This policy covers the SWKKF grading process.  To view the full process click here.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Apr 2018 1.6 Various updates to wording, fees, requirements, clarifications.
Feb 2018 1.5 Added Jouseki board information section
Sep 2016 1.4 Edits, grading fee change
Jul 2016 1.3 Edits, addition of new Senate Members
Oct 2015 1.2 Edits, removal of Former Senate Members
Apr 2015 1.1 Edits, changes from grading committee
Oct 2014 1.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014

POLICY #12B ‐ SWKKF Shindo Grading
This policy covers the SWKKF SHINDO grading process.  To view the full process click here.
Currently under the care of the Shindo Committee. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #13SWKKF Approved Kata List
This policy covers the approved SWKKF katas.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Dec 2018 1.1 Change in Chonan kata placement, changed “Optional Katas” to “Shintani Katas”
Oct 2014 1.0 Document Creation

POLICY #14 - SWKKF Succession Planning
This policy is for the selection process of Senate members.
The requested document is open to registered black belts within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #15SWKKF Logo Trademark
This policy covers the use of the registered SWKKF trademark logo.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Sep 2014 2.0 Beginning of standardized version numbers – Senate meeting Jun 2014
Jun 2012 1.0 Document Creation

POLICY #16 ‐ SWKKF Intellectual Property
This policy covers the Intellectual Property of the SWKKF.
The requested document is open to registered black belts within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #17 ‐ SWKKF Audit Committee
To act on behalf of the Senate and oversee all material aspects of the organization’s financial reporting, internal control and audit functions, except those specifically related to the responsibilities of another standing committee of the board.
The requested document is open to registered black belts within the SWKKF. For more information please contact the Secretary General.

POLICY #18 ‐ SWKKF Harassment Policy & Procedures
The SWKKF believes in providing a positive working environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to participate in a professional atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including sexual harassment. Harassment, whether verbal, physical or environmental is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Feb 2017 1.0 Implementation of policy and documentation

POLICY #19 ‐ SWKKF Mentorship Program
The Mentorship program has become a priority with in the SWKKF to encourage mentorship throughout the organization. This is to ensure that the natural progression of mentoring continues and Hanshi Shintani’s teachings are carried on to generations ahead.
DATE VERSION EXPLANATION
Mar 2016 1.0 Creation of document

SWKKF CULTURE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

To download more information on this program click here.

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation will be launching the Culture of Recognition Program at the banquet following the National Memorial Tournament on May 26, 2018 in Simcoe, ON.

The Shintani Culture of Recognition Program will be recognizing some of the organization’s leaders, contributors, ambassadors, scholars and karate-ka for their contributions and achievements over the past year.

Nomination period - Apr 15 through May 1, 2018 at midnight.

Nominations – nominees must be a SWKKF member, must be a SWKKF register member to nominate.

SWKKF - WORKSHOP AND CLINIC PROPOSAL

If you wish to have a clinic sponsored within the SWKKF you can request this by completing this form.

The following application form is to be filled out and returned to Sensei Denis Labbé.  Applications will be reviewed for viability and availability of dates and instructors.
 
List of Clinics & Workshops
  • Instructors Clinic – Typically a 3 day clinic designed to provide brown and black belts with tools and hands on experience in teaching the Shintani curriculum.
    • Fees: Brown & Black belts $75/weekend Participant student’s $20/weekend
  • Shindo Clinics – 4 part series each series is taught over a 3 day clinic. Designed to teach the Art of Shindo.
  • Kumite Workshop
  • Kata Workshop
  • Judging Clinic – Etiquette of Judging
  • Combination Workshop – please specify

SUBMIT AN EVENT FOR POSTING ON THE SWKKF WEBSITE

All events listed on the SWKKF website have been sanctioned by the SWKKF through the application and approval process.  To have your event listed please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request to be added to the "Calendar of Events".  To download the paperwork click here.


UPDATE YOUR CLUB ON THE SWKKF WEBSITE

To add/update your club listing on the SWKKF website This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact Sensei Marco Reyes.

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: December 14, 2018 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2018