To receive the rank of SHODAN

It is important to advise the host of the grading of your commitment to attend. To receive the rank of Shodan, you must meet the following guidelines:

  1. You must be minimum 16 years of age.
  2. Recommended minimum 4 years of Active Training (see Section B definitions).
  3. You must have been a brown belt at least 18 months of Active Training (see Section B definitions).
  4. You must attend a minimum of 2 Black Belt Clinics per calendar year and they must be recorded in your passbook.
  5. You are encouraged to compete or participate in 2 SWKKF tournaments annually and they must be recorded in your passbook.
  6. You must meet the minimum kyu belt requirements as outlined in SECTION G “Kyu Belt Gradings”. 
    Additional kata requirements:
    1. Kushanku
  7. Techniques to be performed:
    1. Basic techniques
    2. Combination block-counter
    3. Taisabaki movement
    4. Side stepping
    5. Fluency in combination techniques
    6. Two step or free style kumite
    7. Also see Grading Forms for complete details on Grading Techniques
  8. The individual must be of strong moral character and demonstrate mental and emotional maturity and should be reflected in their behavior.
  • 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.

  • LA VISION DE LA SWKKF

    La fédération de karaté Shintani Wado Kai sera l’organisation d’excellence pour le karaté traditionnel et le Shindo en Amérique du Nord grâce au travail de nos instructeurs hautement qualifiés et dévoués dans le développement des habiletés, du caractère et de la fierté de nos élèves.

  • 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.

  • LA MISSION DE LA SWKKF

    La fédération de karaté Shintani Wado Kai est une organisation inclusive dont l’enseignement du karaté traditionnel et du Shindo reflète la gentillesse et l’humilité exemplaires de Hanshi Shintani.

Last updated: April 8, 2022 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2022