Shintaido of America (SoA), in affiliation with the International Shintaido College (ISC) , is pleased to host the 2012 International Shintaido Gasshuku at Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California, from July 3-6, 2012.
Every four years Shintaido students and teachers come together to practice and live in community. This is a very special and extraordinary opportunity to experience keiko and cross-cultural exchange with the international Shintaido community:
- Founder Hiroyuki Aoki is the Guest Instructor
- Four Master Instructors are going to teach
- Haruyoshi Ito
- Mitsuru Okada
- Michael Thompson
- Masashi Minagawa
- Everyone is invited to attend. There will be advanced keiko for ISC Members and general keiko for all other participants.
Sonoma State University is located north of San Francisco near the wine country, surrounded by rolling hills and redwoods. Keiko will be held on soccer fields and grassy lawns near pools of water with mountain views.
The retreat offers apartment-style accommodations, with swimming, biking and walking trails, and outdoor areas for enjoying and relaxing in nature, all close by. We expect to have participants from many countries in a truly multicultural atmosphere.