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


The Senate is the governing body for the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation. Prior to the death of Sensei Shintani the organization was primarily directed by Sensei Shintani himself with the assistance of the senate. The senate consists of senior ranking members appointed by Sensei Shintani. The Senate held the inaugural meeting on November 1, 1997 in Toronto at that time Sensei Shintani signed the new constitution and named Sensei Denis Labbé his successor. Sensei Denis Labbé now heads the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation assisted by the Senate members. 


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: February 20, 2018 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2018