Overview of SWKKF Black Belt Gradings

This section outlines the requirements for each of the DAN levels as well as what attributes the Jōseki board is looking for at each of the Yudansha ranks.

 

In addition to training at your own dojos, students are encouraged to share and acquire knowledge from other Shintani Wado Kai Karate Members.
 

When progressing through yudansha ranks, there should be a continuous evolution of your physical, technical, tactical and mental proficiency. You should demonstrate a never-ending desire to improve yourself.

 

  • A Shodan will demonstrate competence in the basics of Shintani Wado Kai Karate.  A Shodan will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all sections of the grading curriculum techniques and abilities.

  • A Nidan will demonstrate additional speed, focus, and power.  There will be increased confidence in the overall techniques and abilities.

 

  • A Sandan will demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness.  Being able to convey this to others is part of that development and critical to the advancement of the art.

 

  • A Yodan will demonstrate knowledge and confidence in your basic and advanced techniques.  A Yodan is proficient but continues to strive for advanced personal accomplishment.

  • A Godan level and above will demonstrate superior knowledge and understand of all aspects of karate.  A well-rounded black belt has established a combination of physical expertise, humility, loyalty and leadership.

Extract from Grading Manual

Version 2.1 - March 2022 - Page 19

Mail or e-mail us your grading application

Mail Address

Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF)

P.O. Box 20028 Grantham

St. Catharines

ON  L2M 7W7

e-mail Address

Application Timing

Shodan, Nidan, Sandan and Yondan Applications

​To be eligible for grading, your application and payment must be fully completed and received 1 (one) month prior to grading.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Godan Applications

To be eligible for grading, your application and payment must be fully completed and received 1 (one) month prior to grading.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Grading Fees (applicable to all Provinces)

Grading Fee:                                    $35

Taxes and Administration Fee:      $65

Total Fee:

$100

Useful Grading Forms

  • Download application to "host a grading".

  • Download pre-grading workout "grading sheet".

Host a Grading

Grading Sheet

Application for Black Belt Grading

The Grading Questionnaire must be submitted with all applications

Application for Shodan

Application for Nidan / Sandan / Yodan

Application for Godan

*Grading Manual

*Note:  It is important to review the SWKKF Grading Manual.  This contains all of the information pertaining to an application for a Black Belt Grading.

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