This master class will be dedicated specifically to advanced practitioners who are interested in the new curriculum of Kenjutsu.
As there is a class in the morning and one in the afternoon you may need to check in Quebec on Thursday evening. If you need information for accommodation or transport on site do not hesitate to let us know.
For the cost, you can plan to pay $100 US for the teaching and we can share the cost of the room (cost has to be confirmed…)
The location of the dojo and exact keiko time remains to be determined, we will keep you informed.
Please, let us know if you are planning to attend this class.
Looking forward to practice together!
Québec Shintaido Doshokai
Dear friends of Shintaido,
It is with pleasure that we announce the next workshop with Master Haruyoshi F. Ito, which will take place on September 7th and 8th in Quebec.
The two days will be dedicated to the study of Shintaido Kenjutsu.
Saturday, September 7 will be open to beginners and practitioners of all levels.
Sunday, September 8 will be dedicated to the advanced practitioners.
Please be informed that you have the possibility to challenge exams.
The possible levels of examinations will be: Shintaido graduate, bojutsu, karate and kenjutsu up to the Shodan level.
The workshop will take place at College Stanislas at 1605 chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec (Quebec) G1S 2P1.
From 9:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:00 Saturday and Sunday.
Fees for 2 days: $160 CAN.
Fees for 1 day: $80 CAN
Visit the following pages for more information about the curriculum: http://www.shintaido.org/curriculum/ and about examinations fees: http://www.shintaido.org/the-organization/appendix-ii/
* You must be a fully paid member of SOA to take an exam: http://www.shintaido.org/membership/
* Once you passed the Shodan level, you are expected to sign up to Shintaido international Project (ISP): https://international-shintaido.com
To register for the workshop or for exams as well as for any other information, contact us by email or by phone.
Looking forward to practice together. In the meantime, spend a beautiful summer!
Québec Shintaido Doshokai
Shintaido North East invites you to join us at our Fall Gasshuku on October 5-6, 2019, at Senexet House in Woodstock CT. The theme for the event is “A Place of Peace.” This should indeed be a peaceful place; Woodstock is in Connecticut’s ‘Quiet Corner’ and Senexet House is located a short walk from Roseland Lake.
We are delighted to have Margaret Guay, Shintaido Instructor, as the gasshuku’s keiko coordinator. Our schedule consists of morning and afternoon keikos on Saturday and a third on Sunday morning; details can be found in the accompanying brochure. If you prefer to arrive on Friday, accommodations can be made at a slightly additional cost.
Senexet House has been operating as a retreat center for decades and is well known in the area for its hominess. In addition to its many guest rooms and gathering places, there are walking trails on the property and a large field for outdoor keiko. The chef provides delicious home-cooked meals and can accommodate any dietary needs.
Registration is now open. To register, follow the information listed at the end of the PDF link. We hope you will join us in October for A Place of Peace.
Co-managers: Mary Foran and Roger Solomon
The European Shintaido College is having their 2019 gathering November 1-3 in Reims, France. The event is open to practitioners of all levels. The cost is 250 €.
You can save 30 € if you register by July 31!
Here is the welcome message from the website written by the Director of Instruction, Ula Chambers:
The wide field and the inner world of Shintaido.
Many years ago I was deeply impressed when reading in the Shintaido book “The body is a message of the universe”, that Shintaido can be a transformational practice for people of all ages and abilities. “Simply try it and continue as long as possible – you will experience the invigorating power of Shintaido; you will feel a new force and energy rising inside you. You will discover a wealth of untapped talent and begin to develop your full range of potential and ability.” YES! I had found a treasure!
Stepping into the dojo and beginning this lifelong keiko journey, has lead me to explore a wide field of Shintaido practice. I have been able to discover and rediscover the essence of Shintaido in different types of keiko as my body and the world around me has changed.
The realisation that the deep inner world of Shintaido is common to all of our practice, enables us to enjoy equally all the various paths and practices that Shintaido has to offer, whatever our stage of development. We studied this together in Tirrenia. Now, we can confidently take the essence and benefits of Shintaido and share them in simple ways inside and outside the dojo.
During the November event in Reims, I invite you to discover for yourselves the vastness of the Shintaido field and the depth of this inner world: find out how familiar Shintaido techniques can be presented in ways to enable people of different abilities to practice sincerely together; how listening deeply to our bodies can enhance our own personal practice and meet the needs of a changing body condition or environment. We will study the essence and deep philosophy of Shintaido in unexpected ways so that you can share Shintaido with your friends, family and co-workers; with younger or older people adapted to their ability and understanding.
A group of instructors, who have been working to develop alternative approaches to Shintaido will share the first fruits of their research with attendees. Come prepared to have your horizons expanded, to look far and feel deeply and to carry the treasure box of Shintaido into the dojo which is the world.
The International Shintaido Project (ISP) is pleased to announce the 2020 quadrennial international gasshuku will be held near Kansai, Japan and Lake Biwa.
Biwako 2020 international gasshuku
Theme: “和気藹々/Waki Aiai”.
和気藹々/Waki Aiai describes an atmosphere or a situation where a group of people gather and share joy, laughter, happiness and peace with open-hearts, and its vibrations spread into wider communities, fill and surround the earth and the universe.
和気/Waki literally means “energy of peace and harmony”, and “藹々/Aiai” describes trees and plants growing and spreading their leaves vibrantly. The word also implies the importance of “co-existence” and “inter-dependency”,not only amongst humans but also with animals, plants and the nature.
和気藹々/Waki Aiai reminds us of Fig. 9 of the famous picture “Jyugyuzu” (Ten Ox-herder Pictures］.
The word “Ai” itself is a powerful “KOTODAMA/Word’s Spirit” in Japanese, which means Love, Encounter, Communion, Inter-dependence, Indigo, etc.… If you just make the sound “Ai Ai Ya-!”, you would naturally feel happier, lighter and open in spirit!
Wednesday, November 4th will be for the ITEC and ISP Board to arrive
Thursday, November 5th the ITEC and ISP Board will have keiko and meetings. Participants will arrive
Friday, November 6th will have exams in morning, an afternoon opening ceremony and keiko. In the evening there will be a general membership meeting.
Saturday, November 7th there will be a keiko in the morning and afternoon followed by a party in the evening.
Sunday, November 8th there will be a morning keiko and all will depart after lunch.