BS College

BS College

The British Shintaido College (BSC) is an association of Instructors/dan levels and assistants/1 kyu level of Shintaido, Shintaido kenjutsu, bojutsu, karate.

Members meet throughout the year to practise together, undertake research and development, and to share knowledge and skills concerning teaching..

Membership is offered to those who are members of British Shintaido and have reached the required grade. Membership (£30 oer year) covers the costs of venue hire and materials.

The BSC Chair may also invite those who help run regular Shintaido classes – or are aspiring to reach the required level, to take part in BSC meetings.

Shintaido instructors who are members of BSC are also encouraged to join the European Shintaido College  (ESC) https://sites.google.com/site/eushincol/ and The International Shintaido Project (ISP) https://international-shintaido.com/

The mission

BSC promotes high standards in the teaching of Shintaido and deepens members’ understanding of the curricula and philosophy of Shintaido. This is done by sharing practice and participating in R&D. There are close links with the European Shintaido College and International Shintaido Project.

In this way, BSC supports general members and the wider Shintaido community in their regular practice of Shintaido.

Workshops

BSC runs regular workshops at least 4 times a year. Members are encouraged to practice together outside of the BSC days and develop strong peer-to-peer links. Dates and venues are planned in advance and notified to members.

During the current COVID-19 period of social distancing no face-to-face meetings are taking place. Instructors are invited to join practice via electronic media.

Contact

For more information about the College please contact:

Ula Chambers (BSC Chair) ula.chambers@gmail.com
Laurent Lacroix (BSC Assistant) shintaido.bsc@gmail.com

What is Shintaido?

What is Shintaido?

Shintaido is an avant garde system of body movement with roots going back to 1960s Japan. It is inclusive with an emphasis on developing a soft, open body.
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Vision

Vision

While Shintaido is grounded in traditional Japanese martial arts, it does not aim to defeat or overpower an opponent, and its practice is entirely non-competitive.
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Studying Shintaido

Studying Shintaido

Shintaido is practised with bare hands, but the curriculum also includes bojutsu, involving use of the long staff (bo) and kenjutsu, using a wooden sword (bokuto).
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