International Shintaido Project December Newsletter

International Shintaido Project December Newsletter

The International Shintaido Project (ISP) is the international organization for Shintaido practitioners who have reached the rank of Shintaido Graduate or Shodan in any discipline.

There are many items in the most recent newsletter that people may be interested in:

  • In February 2019 the first General Membership Meeting will take place as an online meeting. At this meeting the new Board members will be elected. The ISP is seeking, « two members from North America to ensure a balanced representation of all regions ». If you are interested in running for a Board position, please contact Jean-Louis De Gandt at jean-louis@degandt.net.
  • A new website is being created for the organization and they need graphic designers and people with WordPress experience. To help, please contacrt Pierre Quettier at pierre@quettier.net.
  • ISP is also looking for article writers, editors and translators. To help, please contact Lee Ordeman at leeordeman@gmail.com.
  • The 2020 International Gasshuku will take place in Kansai region of Japan near Lake Biwa and will be organized by Soichiro Iida.

Anne-Marie Grandtner

Anne-Marie Grandtner

Carole Brouillette wrote with the sad news that Anne-Marie Grandtner passed away on December 18, 2018.

Anne-Marie lived in Montreal, Canada. She often attended Shintaido North East events.

At home in Montreal she taught Shintaido classes and in 2015 arranged for Shintaido to be included in a chorale performance in the Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sacre Coeur in Montreal.

You can see more photos of Anne-Marie from that 2015 event online.

Anne-Marie and Barbara Barnard