Mar
17

Hopes & Dreams

Hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits.

Thank you for registering for the International Gasshuku.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in July.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to do kumite with old friends and new acquaintances.

Recently, I have been talking with Aoki Sensei about his teaching program.  He will teach two keiko for ISC members and the final keiko for all participants.  He is considering a few options and in order to help him plan, he would appreciate it if we would share our “hopes and dreams” for the gasshuku with him.

Please take some time to think about Aoki Sensei’s request and reply to this email by APRIL 15, 2012.

Please write your reply in English, French or Japanese.  We will translate.  I will gather all our impressions and forward them to Aoki Sensei.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for your help!!!

Jim Sterling, Director of Instruction

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/hopes-dreams/

Mar
15

Housing & Transportation

Greetings to ISC 2012 International Shintaido Gasshuku Participants!

We look forward to seeing all of you at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, this summer.

Here is some information on Housing and Transportation to help make your trip easy and enjoyable:

1)  Please book your flight to San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  Take a two hour ride on the Sonoma County Airport Express bus from SFO to the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park.  Gasshuku staff will provide transportation from the hotel to the gasshuku site.

2)  Please remember that accommodations at Sonoma State University are available during the event only, on the nights of July 3, 4, and 5.  Before and after the event there are many beautiful places to stay in San Francisco or in Sonoma County near the gasshuku site. Please visit the Transportation page on the gasshuku website for more information and links to transportation and housing options.

3)  If you have questions before, during, or after the event, please contact Stephen Billias, Housing & Transportation Coordinator, at sbillias@comcast.net, or call him at home: 413-475-3745 or on his cell phone: 413-773-1926.

Also, please be sure to to give us your flight information, so that we can make sure you arrive and depart with ease.  Please fill out the short form on the Transportation page with your airline carrier, flight numbers and times, so that we can help you get to and from the gasshuku.

Warmly,

Stephen Billias

Housing and Transportation Coordinator

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/housing-transportation/

Mar
04

Registration Confirmation

Thank you for registering for the 2012 International Shintaido Gasshuku!  We have received your payment.  If you made a deposit, and did not pay in full, the balance is due on May 31, 2012.

Some of you registered for more than one person in one transaction.  We have only your email address.  Please email me their name and email address so we can have the correct information for all participants.  If you do not want to do this, only you will receive emails about the event.

We look forward to a special and extraordinary opportunity to experience keiko and cross-cultural exchange with the international Shintaido community.  Thank you for being a part of this!

Please contact me with any questions you have.

Sandra Bengtsson, Registration Coordinator

Sandra2012gasshuku@gmail.com

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/registration-confirmation/

Mar
01

Housing and Transportation Update

Check out the newly updated page!  Stephen Billias, Housing and Transportation Coordinator, has included new information for registered participants.

There is still time to register and join the international Shintaido community in July.  Come explore how you can be like water.

To view the page:  2012.shintaido.org/transportation

To register:  2012.shintaido.org/registration

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/housing-and-transportation-update/

Feb
16

Early Registration Ends February 29

Don’t miss the opportunity to register at the reduced rate $470.  Reserve your place today with a $100 non-refundable deposit with any balance due by May 31, 2012.

Please plan to join us in California and enjoy keiko together surrounded by nature.  To register: 2012.shintaido.org

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/early-registration-ends-february-29/

Feb
01

Come Explore How You Can Be Like Water

Early Registration is available until February 29, 2012.  Reserve your place today with a $100 non-refundable deposit with any balance due by May 31, 2012.

This gasshuku is a very special and extraordinary opportunity to experience keiko and cross-cultural exchange with the international Shintaido community.  To register:  2012.shintaido.org

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/come-explore-how-you-can-be-like-water/

Jan
16

Be Like Water

Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water;

But for attacking the hard and strong, there is nothing like it!

For nothing can take its place.

– Lao-Tzu

Don’t forget to register soon!  Reserve your place today with a $100 non-refundable deposit with any balance due by May 31, 2012.  To register:  2012.shintaido.org

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/be-like-water/

Jan
01

Early Registration Extended!

Happy New Year!  We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to 2012!

In response to numerous requests, we have extended early registration.  If you make a non-refundable deposit of $100 by February 29th, the total gasshuku fee is $470 USD.  To register: 2012.shintaido.org/registration

We appreciate those who have made an effort to sign up already and hope you’ll understand we are trying to make this event as affordable as possible to all who wish to attend.

Please spread the news in your Shintaido community and help us bring as many people together for the 2012 Shintaido International Gasshuku.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2012/early-registration-extended/

Oct
15

Early Registration is Open!

During Early Registration, open until December 31, 2011, you save $100 USD, for a total gasshuku fee of $470 USD.  Please visit the website to sign up now!

English: http://2012.shintaido.org/registration
French: http://2012.shintaido.org/fr/inscription
Japanese: http://2012.shintaido.org/ja/登録

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2011/early-registration-is-open/

Sep
30

Come visit the website!

The 2012 International Shintaido Gasshuku website is now available.  Please visit and learn more about the event.

The website is available in English, French, and Japanese thanks to the work of Shin Aoki, Sandra Bengtsson, Stephen Billias, Bela Breslau, Clélie Dudon, Anne-Marie Grandtner, Toshimitsu Ishii, Rob Kedoin, Phoebe Lauren, Akira Watari, and Cheryl Williams.

English: http://2012.shintaido.org

French: http://2012.shintaido.org/fr

Japanese: http://2012.shintaido.org/ja

Permanent link to this article: http://2012.shintaido.org/2011/come-visit-the-website/

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