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).

Contact Charles Burns
Telephone 07803 085637
Facebook @caversham.shintaido
Twitter @tenshingoso

Private classes

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.

What is Shintaido?

What is Shintaido?

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