Membership & Finances


SoA is an organization supported by volunteers and run primarily on membership dues. General membership is open to anyone, and is a way to financially support the goals and objectives of SoA. For $60 a year, members receive electronic mailings twice a month of the  Shintaido magazine Body Dialogue, membership registration rate at all gasshukus, and electronic emails about Shintaido-related events.

For a detailed fee schedule, see Appendix II: Financial Structure .


SoA is funded by membership dues, examination fees, and donations. Educational materials also provide some income in excess of expenses.

SoA is run entirely by volunteers. Organizational expenses are the National Liability Insurance, website costs, and the PO mailbox.