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


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.

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

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.

POLICY #4SWKKF SWKKF Tournament Rules
This policy is to standardize the way tournaments are conducted in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF).

POLICY #5Communication within the SWKKF
This policy is for the protocol for the dissemination of information within the SWKKF.

POLICY #6SWKKF Judging Training
This  policy is to standardize the way tournaments are conducted in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF).

POLICY #7SWKKF Scholarship
This policy is to outline the rules and regulations of the SWKKF scholarship process and template applications.

POLICY #8SWKKF Harmonizer
This policy is for the conduct for the Harmonizer committee.

This policy is for the conduct for the website committee.

POLICY #10 ‐ SWKKF National Team
This policy is for the conduct of the SWKKF processes and procedures.

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.

POLICY #12A ‐ SWKKF Grading Manual
This policy covers the SWKKF grading process.  To view the full process click here.

POLICY #12B ‐ SWKKF Shindo Grading
This policy covers the SWKKF SHINDO grading process.  To view the full process click here.

POLICY #13SWKKF Approved Kata List
This policy covers the approved SWKKF katas.

POLICY #14 - SWKKF Succession Planning
This policy is for the selection process of Senate members.

POLICY #15SWKKF Logo Trademark
This policy covers the use of the registered SWKKF trademark logo.

POLICY #16 ‐ SWKKF Intellectual Property
This policy covers the Intellectual Property of the SWKKF.

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.

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.

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 Sensei Shintani’s teachings are carried on to generations ahead.


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.


• Honour • Excellence • Kindness • Humility


The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is an inclusive organization modelling Shintani Sensei’s kindness and humility, through the teaching of his traditional karate and Shindo.

Last updated: January 22, 2018 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2018