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.