Shintaido of America

Shintaido of America

San Francisco, CA
14156952888

Shintaido of America

Shintaido of America

We are here to reimagine...

We have a vision through body movement to express our highest aspirations of a path to greater well-being, a deep connection to self and others, and to contribute to the struggle for world peace through study of kata, such as Taimyo.

Our Story

We as members of Shintaido of America practice a body movement based, in part, on traditional Japanese martial arts. When we open our bodies, we can receive and connect with others. However it also makes us vulnerable. When we use cutting movements our intention is not to defeat our opponent, but help the people we practice with to cut what no longer serves. A primary purpose of Shintaido is to bu...
We as members of Shintaido of America practice a body movement based, in part, on traditional Japanese martial arts. When we open our bodies, we can receive and connect with others. However it also makes us vulnerable. When we use cutting movements our intention is not to defeat our opponent, but help the people we practice with to cut what no longer serves. A primary purpose of Shintaido is to build a diverse community and to create connection with others. Shintaido was started in Japan in 1960's under the guidance of Mr. Hiroyuki Aoki, with a group of martial artists, musicians, and actors to combine traditional wisdom with aspirations for peace, freedom and equality. Shintaido classes include solo work, group practice and partner exercises. We use voice as well as our bodies. We practice open hand Shintaido as well as study with wooden swords, and 6-foot staffs.
We as members of Shintaido of America practice a body movement based, in part, on traditional Japanese martial arts. When we open our bodies, we can receive and connect with others. However it also makes us vulnerable. When we use cutting movements our intention is not to defeat our opponent, but help the people we practice with to cut what no longer serves. A primary purpose of Shintaido is to build a diverse community and to create connection with others. Shintaido was started in Japan in 1960's under the guidance of Mr. Hiroyuki Aoki, with a group of martial artists, musicians, and actors to combine traditional wisdom with aspirations for peace, freedom and equality. Shintaido classes include solo work, group practice and partner exercises. We use voice as well as our bodies. We practice open hand Shintaido as well as study with wooden swords, and 6-foot staffs.

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