Quaker Hall Shintaido
Taught by local artist Charles Burns, this is a small class, originally set up with a grant from Autangel. It is aimed at providing a welcome environment to adults on the autistic spectrum who may feel excluded from this kind of group exercise activity. The class is open to all and has a small core of dedicated students who have reached quite an advanced level.
The class is currently seeking new students, both to broaden the scope of the class and to provide advanced members of the class with the opportunity to share their keiko knowledge with others. If you enjoy learning new movements in a relaxed, inclusive and welcoming environment please get in touch.
|Venue||The Quaker Centre, 2 Church St, Reading RG1 2SB [View on Google Maps]|
|Time||7:30pm – 9:00pm, Wednesdays|
|Cost||£5.00 (first lesson free)|
|Link||Reading Shintaido publicity poster|
|Notes||Please check beforehand and arrive 15 minutes early if you need to change. We meet in the large hall.|
Charles Burns is a successful freelance artist who has been practicing Shintaido for over 30 years. He became a Shintaido graduate in 1994 and a qualified instructor in 2003. In 2012 he also attained the rank of third dan in Shintaido bojutsu (the Shintaido brand of quarterstaff practice).
Charles is available for private training sessions, which generally take place in his open-air dojo at Clayfield Copse, just north of Reading. These are especially suited to those aiming at a bojutsu grading.