Westcoast Shintaido

What Is Shintaido

 

Shintaido is a unique combination of martial arts and body movement that cultivates the spirit along with the mind and body. It has been called a moving meditation. In Japanese, Shintaido means "new body way." Shintaido's forms exemplify openness and freedom. The movements of Shintaido provide a new way of experiencing our relationship with ourselves, others, nature, and the spiritual world.

 

Shintaido is also a healing art, and a form of artistic expression. Shintaido attracts people who are interested in change, self development, and re-connecting with their bodies, their community, their spiritual nature.

Shintaido was started in Japan in the 1960's under the leadership of Mr. Hiroyuki Aoki, with a group of martial artists, musicians, actors, visual artists, and others who wished to combine traditional wisdom with aspirations for peace, freedom and equality. The Shintaido philosophy is grounded in body movement. It takes us to the core of our beings to express our highest aspirations:

 

 

·  to find our true selves,

 

·  to communicate with others,

 

 ·  to become unified with nature,

 

·  and to pursue world peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Renzoku  continuous Shintaido jumps

 

 

 

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Shintaido

 

                   Where and When:

Practice Locations and

Contact Information

 

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Winter

(Sep -Apr)

 

Wednesday

7:30-9:00 pm

 

Scotiabank Dance Centre

677 Davie Street

(Davie and Granville)

Vancouver

(604) 606-6400

 

Summer

(May-Aug)

 

Wednesday

Scotiabank Dance Centre

&

Sunday

Jericho Beach and Stanley Park

Check for details in the Spring

 

 

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Tenso movement  reaches towards heaven

 

 

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Westcoast

 Shintaido

 

Community & Links

 

The purpose of this website is just to give you information about Westcoast Shintaido in Vancouver BC,  We hope you will come practice with us.

 

Main Sites

 

Shintaido of America   This site contains a wealth of information about Shintaido, including basic terms, curricula, and resources.  It also has links to Shintaido around the world.

 

Northwest Shintaido Exchange. Our sibling organization in Bellingham Washington. We try to visit  and hold joint keiko (practices)

 

Ito Sensei   The web page for our Sensei,  H.F. Ito

 

 

 

photo Shintaido of America

 

Kumite  partner practice

 

 

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