BS College

BS College

The British Shintaido College (BSC) is an association of Instructors/dan levels and assistants/1 kyu level of Shintaido, bojutsu and Shin-karate. Membership is offered to those who have reached the required grade but the BSC Chair may also invite those who help run regular Shintaido classes – or are aspiring to reach the required level.

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 College.

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

Dates

BSC runs regular one-day workshops throughout the year, usually at Elstree School, near Reading. Members are encouraged to practice together outside of the BSC days and develop strong peer-to-peer links.

Current upcoming BSC meetings are:

  • Friday 28th July 2017, Elstree School (before the BS Daienshu)
  • Sunday 22nd October 2017, Elstree School
  • Saturday 6th January 2018, Elstree School (before the BD Kangeiko)
  • Sunday 8th April 2018, Elstree School
  • Friday 1st June 2018, Pioneer Centre (before the BS Daienshu)

Contact

For more information about the college please contact:

Ula Chambers (BSC Chair): ula.chambers@ntlworld.com
or
Carina Hamilton (BSC Assistant): carina@yeshealth.net

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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