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.
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.
To see a current list of SoA Board of Directors, please visit HERE.
To learn more about the NTC and to see a current list of Members, please visit HERE.
THE JOB OF SOA (as defined in the SoA By-Laws)
To learn more about the Job of SoA, please visit HERE.
MEMBERSHIP & FINANCIALS (as defined in the SoA By-Laws)
To learn more about the organization of Membership and SoA Financials, please visit HERE.
To read some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit HERE.
APPENDIX I (of the SoA By-Laws)
Appendix I of the By-Laws outline the Organizational Structure of SoA.
Please visit HERE to read Appendix I.
APPENDIX II (of the SoA By-Laws)
Appendix II of the By-Laws outline the Financial Structure of SoA.
Please visit HERE to read Appendix II.
APPENDIX III (of the SoA By-Laws)
Appendix III of the By-Laws provide Definitions of Positions within the SoA Membership
Included here are definitions for: Advanced Student, Assistant, Graduate, and Instructor
Please visit HERE to read Appendix III.