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

RECOGNIZING EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT, CONTRIBUTION AND HARD-WORK PROGRAM (R.E.A.C.H.)

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation will be launching the Culture of Recognition Program at the banquet following the National Memorial Tournament on May 23, 2020 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 – February 1 through May 1, 2020 at midnight.
  • Nominations – nominees must be a SWKKF member, must be a SWKKF register member to nominate.
  • Click on the nomination link in the chart below to fill out the form for a particular award
NAME OF AWARD LEADERSHIP AWARD CONTRIBUTOR AWARD AMBASSADOR AWARD ATHLETE AWARD
APPLICATION LINKS LEADERSHIP APPLICATION CONTRIBUTOR APPLICATION AMBASSADOR APPLICATION KARATE ATHLETES APPLICATIONS
RECOGNITION OF This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and effective mentorship within the SWKKF. This award recognizes an individual who has truly made a difference to the SWKKF through their contribution to committees, governance, policy development, or financial sustainability within the SWKKF. This award recognizes an individual with a strong, positive voices, who advocates, raises awareness or enhances the image of the
SWKKF in the greater community.
This award recognizes an individual who excels as a karateka through their dedication to training, attending tournament and clinic opportunities and achieving excellence as a result of this dedication.
KEY ASSOCIATED
VALUES
Honour, Humility, Community Excellence, Community, Humility Community, Kindness Community, Kindness
NOMINATED BY Shintani Membership Shintani Membership Shintani Membership Shintani Membership
NOMINATION ELIGIBILITY Yudansha only, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years. Yudansha only, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years. Shintani members, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years. Shintani members, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years.
SELECTED BY The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee. The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee. The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee. The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee.
EXAMPLE Someone who demonstrates leadership and mentorship within a dojo, the SWKKF, with all students, peers, ranking yudansha. Someone who contributes to committees, policy development, fundraising. Someone who travels and supports both inside and outside their club. Member recruitment. Raises funds for charitable organizations. Brings the SWKKF
to community activities. Promotes the activities of the SWKKF.
Someone who trains karate over and above the usual karate-ka, attends everything possible in their area, contributes to their dojo and the greater SWKKF. 

 
CLUB REPS - Each club is also asked to submit a person’s name to be a part of a selection pool to review the nominations for each of the awards. https://form.jotform.com/200171182362949 


Awards Selection Committee: Each club is asked to submit a person’s name to be a part of a selection pool to review the nominations for each of the awards. Awards Selection Committee Link Qualifications (preferred):

  • Yudansha and not be part of another SWKKF committee
  • Be available May 3-15 via email
  • Be willing to spend time reviewing the nominations

On May 2 the selection committee will be created from the pool, taking into consideration any potential conflicts of interest.


PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

YEAR PRESIDENTS AWARD LEADERSHIP AWARD CONTRIBUTOR AWARD AMBASSADOR AWARD MALE ATHLETE AWARD FEMALE ATHLETE AWARD
2018 Jim Atkinson Shelley McGregor Marco Reyes Kris Reynolds Nicolas Gosselin Natalie Olson
2019 Heather Fidyk Raye Willms Darren Humphries Darren Humphries Kyle Chambers Elise Leong-Sit

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: January 27, 2020 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2020