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INTRODUCTION

THE JOB OF SOA

MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

APPENDIX I

APPENDIX II

APPENDIX III

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VISION

Shintaido is a system of natural body movement to integrate body, mind, and spirit, build healthy relations with others, and encourage spiritual growth. Shintaido of America (SoA) is a national network of regional and local Shintaido groups to support, encourage, and guide members in their Shintaido practice. SoA also offers advanced training for those who teach Shintaido.

MISSION

The mission of SoA is to transmit the form and spirit of Shintaido in the United States.

  • SoA encourages the growth of regional and local Shintaido groups.
  • SoA works with the regional organizations to offer examinations, accreditation, advanced training, and peer contact for SoA members.
  • SoA informs Shintaido instructors of new developments at the international and national levels, including changes in curriculum and examination requirements.
  • SoA develops resources for teaching Shintaido, such as books and videos.
  • SoA supports fledgling international groups and provides outreach instruction.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The members of the Board as of September 2015 are:

Nancy Billias, elected voting member
Connie Borden, elected voting member
David Franklin, elected voting member
Brad Larson, elected voting member
H. F. Ito, lifetime member
Michael Thompson, lifetime member
Henry Kaiser, honorary non-voting member
Kesh Narayanan, honorary non-voting member
Mario Uribe, honorary non-voting member
David Palmer, honorary non-voting member

OFFICERS

The Officers of the Board as of September 2015 are:

Shin Aoki, NTC Chairperson
Stephen Billias, Editor Body Dialogue
Chris Ikeda-Nash, Financial Officer
Robert Kedoin, Webmaster

NATIONAL TECHNICAL COUNCIL (current 7/08)

Jim Sterling, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan, Karate Nidan
Joe Zawielski, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan
Friedemann Schulz, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan
Lee Seaman, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Nidan
Shin Aoki, Chairperson; Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan, Karate Sandan
Connie Borden, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan, Karate Shodan
David Franklin, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Nidan, Karate Shodan
Robert Gaston, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan, Karate Shodan
Jennifer Peringer, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Sandan, Karate Nidan
Bela Breslau, Senior Instructor, Bojutsu Nidan

 
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