Jim Atkinson - Hachidan (8th Dan)
Vice President & Secretary
Sensei Jim started his karate career in 1981 at the Simcoe South Club under the instruction of Sensei Bruce Perkins. He was graded to Shodan in 1987 and in June 2021 received the rank of Hachidan (8th Dan) from the SWKKF Senate and in December 2021, received the rank of Hachidan (8th Dan) from the World Traditional Karate Association.
Sensei Jim has been the head instructor of Delhi Wado Kai since 1992.
Sensei Jim has been very active in the SWKKF. He worked with Sensei Bruce Perkins to develop the SWKKF scholarship fund and was a member of the first Shindo committee, which has worked to develop the Shindo program within the federation. Sensei Jim was also involved in the production of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Kata DVD's as well as all 3 Shindo DVD's.
Sensei Jim was the Ontario provincial representative for a lengthy time until being appointed to the Senate.
Sensei Jim is currently the Vice President and Secretary of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation and the Chair of the Shindo Federation of North America.
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