The World Congress Karate Shintani, is a Federally incorporated entity founded in 2002 by Sensei Paul Leonard 8th Dan, as a fullfilment of his promise to the late Sensei Masuru Shintani, 9th Dan.

The goal of the Shintani World Congress is to continue the traditional Japanese art of Wado as taught by Sensei Shintani who followed the teachings of his Sensei, Hironori Otsuka, founder of the style of Wado Ryu.