Category Archives: Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation

Sensei Heather Fidyk

ROKUDAN (6th degree) "Sensei Shintani was an incredible inspiration to me and so many others. He served to ever increase his knowledge of Karate but most of all to share his gift of Karate with those who aspired to have it. Sensei Shintani holds a special place in my dedication to the Shintani Karate Federation…
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Sensei Neil Prime

ROKUDAN (6th degree)   "Other than my own father, Sensei Shintani has been the most influential man in my life." - Sensei Neil Prime Sensei Neil Prime began training karate under Sensei Shintani in 1978, started the St. Catharines Wado Kai Karate Club with Sensei Mike Bannister in the fall of 1987, was graded to…
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Sensei Brad Cosby

HACHIDAN (8th degree) “Sensei Shintani never looked at karate as a “that’s all there is, it’s a static art”, it was always evolving, changing for the better” – Sensei Brad Cosby Sensei Brad started his karate career in Grimbsy, Ontario in 1967 under the instruction of Sensei Shintani. As a blue belt he began travelling…
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Sensei Rick Leveille

HACHIDAN (8th degree) “The honesty and integrity Sensei Shintani taught me is the true strength of Wado Karate and are virtues that I live by everyday” – Sensei Rick Leveille Sensei Leveille was first drawn to the discipline of karate in 1971 after visiting a Shito-Ryu dojo in Vancouver.  However it was not until 1973,…
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