On January 14, 2007, exams were offered at Pacific Shintaido’s Kangeiko. A new examination format was used where Sensei’s Shin Aoki and Connie Borden were examiners for the kyu-level exams while Sensei Jim Sterling and Master Instructors Ito Sensei and Minagawa Sensei were examiners for the dan-level exams.
Shintaido examinations provide an opportunity for assessment of our practice by several very senior instructors. Exams are rigorous and challenging, and it is quite common for a practitioner to repeat the same exam several times before advancing to the next level.
We celebrate the commitment and courage of all examinees, who spend long hours in preparation and then demonstrate their form in front of the examiners and the audience.
|Hal Siden||10 kyu|
|Hal Siden||8 kyu|
OPEN HAND SHINTAIDO
|Nao Kobayashi||Advanced Student|
|Hal Siden||Advanced Student|