COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

Created by Heather Fidyk and Kyle Chambers


Karate for persons with a disability can be rewarding at the grassroots and participation only level but for some karate-ka moving to the competition level offers an opportunity to challenge themselves on the playing field, the competition ring or the tatami. Karate-ka with a disability are welcome to participate in mainstream divisions and/or also para only divisions. This document will provide information for opportunities for para only opportunities, is not exhaustive and is evergreen.

DEFINITIONS

Open Participation – all competitors are invited to participate
Qualification Required – competitors must qualify to be able to compete

MODALITIES

  1. Intellectually Impaired – Inclusive
    1. All athletes with various intellectual impairments
  2. Intellectually Impaired – Limited
    1. Athletes with an intellectual impairment IQ <75
    2. Athletes with Down syndrome
  3. Wheelchair
  4. Visually impaired
  5. Mobility Impaired

PARTICIPATION

Dojo and Club level
Integrated classes and/or exclusive classes


COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES


  • OPEN PARTICIPATION

    SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

  • OPEN PARTICIPATION

    SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

    Provincial/Territorial Karate Canada member organizations

    • Modalities – 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Event(s) – Kata

  • OPEN PARTICIPATION

    SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

    QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

    Karate Canada National Tournament

    Must be member of Provincial/Territorial Team

    • Modalities – 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Event(s) – Kata

    INTERNATIONAL

    OPEN PARTICIPATION

    US-Open and Junior International Cup

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata, weapons, sometimes kumite

    I-Karate Global

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata

    International Karate Union  

    • Modalities – all
    • Event(s) – Kata

    WTKA

    • Modalities – to be confirmed
    • Event(s) – to be confirmed

    NASKA

    • Modalities – to be confirmed
    • Event(s) – to be confirmed

    QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

    PKF Pan American Karate Championship

    Must be member of Karate Canada National Team to compete

    • Modalities – 2, 3, 4
    • Event(s) – Kata

    WKF World Karate Championship

    Must be member of Karate Canada National Team to compete

    • Modalities – 2, 3, 4
    • Event(s) – Kata

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 14, 2021 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2021