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 free mailings of the yearly Shintaido magazine Body Dialogue, 10% discounts off registration fees at all gasshukus, and mailings about Shintaido-related events.

For a detailed fee schedule, see Appendix II.


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 PO mailbox.