On February 26, 2005, Pacific Shintaido offered examinations at Kangeiko. Examiners were Joe Zawielski Sensei and David Franklin Sensei.
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.
|Angela Delachatsios||Advanced Student|
In 2004, Shintaido of America set aside a pool of money for grants to people with ideas for promoting the growth of Shintaido. These grants are specifically for activities such as publicity, outreach, or advertising that will help spread Shintaido. Any member of Shintaido of America is eligible to apply for a grant.
Last year two grants were awarded: one to the Bellingham group for costs associating with videotaping and producing a DVD of a workshop offered by Ito Sensei in their region, and the other to a group of people to shoot a pilot of the project to make new video DVDs of the entire Shintaido curriculum.
Do you have a great idea for how to grow Shintaido? Please apply for a grant! Shintaido of America is eager to help people who have the time and energy to promote Shintaido, and lack only the funds to bring their ideas to fruition. It might be a brochure, it might be sponsoring a booth at a conference, or something else all together. Please tell us. Please come up with new ideas. How can we spread the news about our practice? How can we get more people coming to Shintaido class?
For the year 2005, there is again $2,000 available for grants, with a maximum of $750 per individual grant. Grant applications should be submitted by April 15.
The grant application is available from Member Resources.
Shintaido of America now offers insurance coverage to all students.
For more information on the program and to download waiver forms, please visit the member resources page.
The movie is 8.2 megabytes in size. If you are on a dialup connection, it will take a while to download before it begins playing. Also, please note that you need to have Quicktime installed on your computer to play the movie.
The movie is quite beautiful and includes Japanese flute (shakuhachi) and Japanese drum music (taiko) to accompany the photos.
The first batch of photos from Pacific Shintiado Kangeiko 2005 have been posted.
If you have photos you would like to see added to the web, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: When you visit the main gallery page, you can no longer see the album for Pacific Shintaido's 2004 Kangeiko. However, they are still there - you just need to click to the second page of albums by clicking on the "2" in the top center of the page.
Update: 1/22/05 - Added photos from Shin Aoki and Naomi Caspe
Update: 1/25/05 - Added photos from Toshimitsu Ishii, David Franklin, and Friedemann Schulz
Update: 2/04/05 - Added 53 new photos from Luis Kong!
|Gorazd Drozina||8 kyu|
|Robin Hathaway||2 kyu|
|Michael DiPietro||1 kyu||Byron Russell||1 kyu|
|Jennifer Wilkov||10 kyu|
|Gorazd Drozina||7 kyu|
|Naomi Caspe||6 kyu||Byron Russell||1 kyu|
|Gorazd Drozina||Advanced Student|
|Luis Kong||Advanced Student|
|Robin Hathaway||Assistant||Byron Russell||Assistant|