It is with great saddness that we post this memorial to the passing of MASARU SHINTANI.
Hanshi Shintani, 9th Dan, Wado-ryu Karate passed away in May of this year. Shintani Sensei was head of the Shintani Wado-Kai Federation, an organization of over 15,000 members. He was truly a remarkable and talented practitioner who will be sorely missed. He also served as a member of the IKKF Executive Board and was one of the Founding Members of the World Union Of Martial Arts Federations (WUMAF).
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Masaru Shintani & Mr. Heilman share a moment at a past WUMAF training seminar in Toronto, Canada. Shintani Sensei acted as a memtor to Mr. Heilman in issues dealing with the operation of the IKKF.