Shinoda is noted to be the most powerful person with a Normal Trigger in Border's HQ, which means he is stronger than even Kei Tachikawa. For the purposes of defense missions, he is considered the equivalent of one unit by himself.[BBF Q218] Shinoda demonstrated his power when he fought on equal grounds with Enedra, temporarily gaining the upper hand after the mechanism of the latter's Black Trigger had been revealed. He was able to precisely and accurately destroy many of Enedra's dummies faster than the latter could produce them. He is also very agile, reaching the training room in no time through wall-jumping.
Shinoda was the swordsmanship teacher of the No. 1 Solo Fighter, Kei Tachikawa, and is hailed as the strongest man at HQ with a Normal Trigger. Although he specialises in dual-wielding, he was able to overpower Enedra, a Black Trigger user, with only one Kogetsu, cutting down all his blades before they could reach him. He first uses it in chapter 70 (episode 31 in the anime).
Despite being supposedly inferior to Tatsuhito Ikoma, Shinoda is an extremely skilled Senkū user, which he can employ in a number of unique ways. Not only he was seen creating the highest amount of slashes in a single activation - four - with a normal Kogetsu, he was able to make his attacks turn in order to avoid Enedra's blades, each swing destroying one of his dummies. He can sheathe and unsheathe Kogetsu while moving and dodging the opponent's attacks. His Senkū attacks can be used to pierce the target instead of cutting them for pin-point offense.