On October 7, 2006 Shintaido Northeast held their annual Fall Gasshuku around the theme of, « Unification ». Jim Sterling Sensei attended from California as Guest Instructor.
Stephen Billias has created a new gallery with photos from the weekend.
In June, 2006, when Ito came to the Shintaido Farm to teach the Shintaido Sans Frontieres workshop, he gave the dojo a name: Tenshinkan, which means, « Heavenly Truth Building ». The farm as a whole is still called the Shintaido Farm, but the dojo now has its own name.
Ito contacted Aoki Sensei and asked if he would do a calligraphy of the new name. Aoki Sensei graciously agreed. On Tuesday, October 3rd, Ito visited the Shintaido Farm again, led class, and presented Stephen Billias and Bela Breslau with a beautiful calligraphy by Aoki Sensei of the new name.
The framed calligraphy now hangs between the picture windows in the Tenshinkan dojo on the Shintaido Farm.