Joe Zawielski died peacefully at home on August 1st at 9:30am. Joe had been open about his health and expected death with many posts about his love for everyone in…

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John Seaman

John Seaman

From Shintaido of America President, Connie Borden: Dear Shintaido practitioners, John Seaman, a long-time Shintaido instructor passed away yesterday on April 6th.  John had been ill for quite some time…

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Michael Thompson Sensei teaching in Oakland, CA on April 21

Shin Aoki sent in a new event for our event calendar!

Shintaido practitioners in a circle on a grassy field.

Come celebrate Spring together. Master Instructor, Michael Thompson Sensei will be in the Bay Area and teaching a special morning keiko. Please bring bokuto or bokken if you have one. We hope you will join us!

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 8 am – 10 am
Location: Lake Temescal Park, Oakland
Cost of the workshop is $20. Please RSVP to register.

There will be potluck brunch at Shin’s (2614 La Cuesta Ave, Oakland)

Questions? Please contact Shin Aoki ( or call/text 925-768-4110)

See you there!

Shin Aoki