Shintaido is best practised through attending regular weekly classes. Partner practice and sharing group energy are important, so it cannot be learned from a book.
British Shintaido is a small organisation and regular classes run only where Instructors are able to support them. Hopefully you will find a class near you. BS Instructors also run occasional workshops and other events.
OWING TO THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN, ALL WEEKLY CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SOME INSTRUCTORS ARE OFFERING DIGITAL CLASSES USING ZOOM. VISIT THE ONLINE CLASSES PAGE FOR A LIST AND FOR ACCESS DETAILS.
Use the map below to find one in your area, or to visit a class in another area. Each class shown on the map has its own page in this website’s main navigation menu. Visitors are always welcome; it’s wise to check before attending
At weekends specialist classes are available by appointment (no fixed time) – please contact Minagawa Sensei (Masashi).
What to wear?
The official Shintaido uniform is a traditional white keiko-gi with a white belt. However beginners are fine in loose fitting clothing with ample room in the shoulders and crotch; if possible wear white or neutral colours. Bare feet or white tabi (Japanese rubber soled shoes) allow you to use your toes for balance, however light trainers or soft soled shoes are also acceptable. Classes include extensive warm-ups and stretching and usually run 1-2 hours.