What is Shindo?
Shindo involves the use of a 3 foot long staff employed in various offensive and defensive movements. The word Shindo mean "the way of Shintani". The art of Shindo was devised by Sensei Masaru Shintani, 9th Dan in the early 1970's. Sensei had made the Shindo methods and principles known to Master Otsuka who gave it his full endorsement. It was Sensei Shintani's wish that Shindo be a integral part of training.
Sensei began teaching Shindo in the early 1980's. The roots of these basics and other techniques taught by Sensei can be traced directly back to his extensive Wado Kai training under Otsuka Sensei. Sensei Shintani used the sabaki motion and explosiveness that he was renowned for to develop the same effects with the Shindo. After introducing Shindo to his students, Sensei requested that a training and grading process be put into place, based on five katas; SHINDO NIDAN, CIO BO TIE, SEI SHAN NO SHINDO, CHINTO NO SHINDO, and WANSHU NO SHINDO. Sensei had a personal influence on the final outcome of all these katas.
There are three segments of the Shindo curriculum that was devised by the Shindo committee - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Each course is designed to build upon one another to create a strong basis for the dan level rankings and instructor certification that will follow. The aim of the Shindo committee is to further develop and spread Sensei Shintani's teachings and philosophies across the continent. For those of you who had the privilege of being associated with Sensei Shintani, you know how important Shindo was to him. He once held the Shindo up in front of a class at a black belt workout and said......
"THIS IS MY LIFE". In essence, it is a gift to his students and to society which showed the true nature of all martial arts.
Wado Kai Karate and Shindo Classes
Fall 2016 Registration!!!
Head Instructor: 446-6591
Month of August - DND Gym Multi-plex
In September - Mildred Hall School Front Gymnasium
Continuous Registration - Register in Class at Any Time of Year
Tuesday and Thursday Nights:
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Adults
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Kids
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Kids
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Adults
Note: Our Club Trains 12 months a Year
Note: Kids mean 12 years and under
Contest for Youth 12 Years and Younger!!!
Registration and Student Intake is Continuous So Students May Register at Anytime
Ages: 5 Years and Over to Adult
Single Student: $50.00 per Month in Three Month Cycles
Family Rate (2 Students): $75.00 per Month, or $37.50 each Per Month for Two Students in Three Month Cycles
Family Rate (3 Students): $100.00 per Month, or 33.33 each per Month, for Three Students in Three Month Cycles
$90.00 Per Year Collected in September or at the Time the Student Joins the Club
Gradings for promotion to higher ranks take place every three months. Mini-gradings may occur at 6 week intervals at the discretion of the head instructor.
If you are curious about how our classes are run or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, or feel free to drop in to watch a class and ask questions in person.
Head Instructor: 446-6591
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About our Club
Who are We?
We are a not-for-profit Karate Club based in Yellowknife, NWT. All Black Belt instructors teach classes on a voluntary basis.
For over five years we have provided students with a quality environment to improve their character, discipline, focus, fitness and confidence through the learning and practicing of Karate.
What is Karate?
Traditionally, Karate is a system of civil self defense. The definition of karate means literally "empty hands". Developed in Okinawa, it blends various elements of unarmed fighting and defense techniques into a system that may be used to keep its practitioner physically fit, environmentally aware, and safe from harm.
Originally, Karate practiced three areas of unarmed combat: grapples and locks, wrestling, and most famously striking. All three areas of self defense were studied through forms known as Kata.
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