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Resources & Curriculum

DVD Kata Video $40


Book PDF on CD $50

Filmed in 2013 in the Cayman Islands and in partnership with C.A.S.K. Cayman Islands, Wado Canada presents: Shintani Wado Karate Kata. This DVD video learning resource contains over 240 minutes of HD video. The 9 'primary' kata of Wado are filmed from front and back views, contain audio commentary and move-by-move technical explanation. Also included are the 6 'accessory' kata and 'chinto with shindo'. This is a great supplement to the kata text book "Wado Kai Karate Kata" by Shintani and Reid.

In 1998, Wado Canada published the definitive text on Wado kata as taught by founder Hironori Otsuka.This DVD is an electronic version of that book which is no longer available in print. The kata in the book are described exactly as Otsuka Sensei taught them to his students.

The 360-page limited edition book contains more than 800 high-quality black and white pictures of Shintani Sensei and Reid Sensei performing the kata, and describing the fine points. This cd is an exact replica of that book, electronically offered in .pdf format for your study and enjoyment.

Our Mission

Our Curriculum

The technical curriculum for the Wado-Kai Karate Association of Canada comes from a direct and unsurpassed lineage of teaching, passed from the late Top Master Hironori Otsuka to Supreme Instructor Masaru Shinani, then from Master Shintani to Shihan Gregory Reid and set out in this format for Wado Canada by Shihan Reid.


This curriculum lists the technical knowledge, teaching requirements and amount of training time an adult student is expected to acquire at a given belt rank in the Wado-Kai Karate Association of Canada.


All karate students should be familiar with the curriculum for their belt level, and all teachers should be intimately familiar with the entire curriculum.


In categories where the techniques are numbered, instructors are to teach the techniques within that category in that order.


This curriculum is a minimum standard that both students and their teacher must strive to achieve. Students, however, are not in any way prohibited from learning techniques beyond their minimum standard if their instructor gives approval.



The various factors involved in the decision to grade a student are described in more detail by the Grading Committee of the association. The times described below in “Required Time at this Rank” are guides only.

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