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Shintani Team Evaluation Camps

(Being Updated Shortly)

Evaluation Camps

Evaluation Camps are held once a year in the fall, with results posted shortly after completion of the evaluation.

For the 2022-23 year, the Shintani Team will be divided into X classifications.  SWKKF karatekas who meet the eligibility criteria and attend one of the Shintani Team Evaluation Camps may be selected for the 2022-23 Shintani Team.


During the Shintani Team Evaluation, participants will be assessed for their skills in kata and kumite.  They may also be placed on the Shintani Team Roster.

In order to encourage greater SWKKF member attendance, we will be hosting X evaluation camps for Team selection for 2022/23.  Details are provided below.  Please also check the Events Page for more information.

Note:  The cost of hosting these Team evaluations are quite significant.  To help defer the facility costs, there will be a charge of $x per per participant at each evaluation camp.

Dates and Locations







Evaluation Criteria
  • Previous tournament results and experience

  • Skill level - technical and tactical

  • Character - including their instructor’s feedback

To assist with the evaluation, the committee has developed a detailed set of objective assessment tools which include:


  • Results and participation at tournaments

  • Standardized fitness testing

  • Rubric for expectations for technical abilities and tactical abilities in kata and kumite

  • Understanding of the philosophy and values of Sensei Shintani

Eligibility Criteria

To become a Shintani Team member you must:

  • Be 14 years of age or older on the date of evaluation

  • Be at a minimum rank of blue belt

  • Be a registered SWKKF member in good standing in a registered SWKKF club

Athletes will be distributed according to the outcomes of the Evaluations. Athletes will be distributed into one of four team positions (Developmental, Junior Elite, Senior Elite, or PARA) based on the numbers associated to each position.​

Current or Previous Team Members

Current or previous Shintani Team members will attend an evaluation camp and will be evaluated each year.

If a current team member is unable to attend the Team evaluations, the head coach may select the individual for an Elite level position if they have submitted an application and fee and there are no other Elite level karatekas in the same category at the evaluations.

SWKKF Members who cannot attend the Team Evaluation Camps

Note:  You can choose to attend any of the evaluation camps if one time or location better suits your schedule.


Members who are unable to attend any of the team evaluation camps can become a part of the Developmental Team by submitting an application and payment of the team fee.  The member may be evaluated at the following training camp and if an Elite level position is not available they will remain on the Developmental Team.

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