SHINTAIDO, NEW WAY FOR THE BODY
Shintaido is a modern art of movement for the development of body and mind. It is based on the practices of the traditional Japanese arts of Karate Shotokai and Aiki Jujutsu. Inscribed in the legacy of martial arts, it stands out for its innovative and universal character, inspired by the Buddhist and therapeutic traditions of traditional Chinese medicine.
In the late 1950s, Hiroyuki Aoki, a karate instructor under the aegis of Master Shigeru Egami and responsible for the Shotokaï school. At that time, he wanted to find and give a more refined, artistic and spiritual dimension in the teaching of karate. He then decided to form a group of twenty or so high-level martial arts practitioners. This group, which he will call Rakutenkai “the group of optimists”, will, for ten years experience a most demanding asceticism and practice. From this experience, in 1965, the avant-garde movement Shintaido was born, dedicated to future generations of practitioners, to people who want to regenerate their bodies and their minds. The study of movement and of the righteous form, alone or in kumite (with two), the expression of oneself and of our intrinsic resources, are the foundations of the practice of the Shintaido. The katas Eiko, Tenshingoso and Taïmyo are the spirit, the source of rich and varied exercises practiced around the three teachings of Shintaido : Shintaido free-hands, Shintaido karate and Shintaido bô-jutsu.
The Shintaido bô-jutsu gives meaning to our practice of the body. At the end of our hands, the bô, long stick of 1m80, allows us to express a movement, to make body with our weapon, our instrument. Whether we begin with the practice of Bô-jutsu or that of Shintaido, we express our being, we advance in all directions to arrive at the same state. By completing the bô-jutsu exercises, we open the space all around us to advance on our way towards something bigger.
Some exercices from Bô-Jutsu – Kihon wasa – KATAS – Hi no kata (kata du feu) – Kaze no kata (kata du vent) – Mizu no kata (kata de l’eau) – Kumibo
The Shintaido is an expression of universal love, or one practices with all one’s being, in the most beautiful way, on a path open to unity between heaven and earth, others and oneself. By discovering Shintaido, you will undoubtedly discover that your body needs relaxation, expression and communication in various forms related to health or the arts in a more global way. Thanks to his techniques, we can approach this practice under the physical and meditative aspects.
Thus, our essence can feel in peace and harmony, two principles inherent in martial arts. This harmony will make us grow together, or alone we grow and we relate to something bigger, that is, life and love.
Shintaïdo is an artistic practice of expression of self accessability to all
Relaxation – Cooperation – Extension – Concentration – Beauty – Freedom
Hiroyuki Aoki Senseï, founder of Shintaïdo, has sent us since 2008 a synthesis of is 60 years of expérience par by the study of Japanese sword : KENBU.
“This is a unique journey that opens up to new horizons and reconciles the old and the news”, Kenbu Tenshin Ryu
“Shintaido has only one reason : to help you live a new and healthier life”, Hiroyuki Aoki Senseï
The association participates in the development of Shintaido and Kenbu in France. Advanced courses and refresher courses are offered in France and Canada on Vancouver island at Victoria, under the guidance of Michel Paolillo.
Michel Paolillo founded the Association Shintaido Ocean in 2004 on his return from Japan.
For 10 years, he studied with Okada Mitsuru Sensei, founding member of Shintaido.
Michel is a Shintaido Sei-Shidoin instructor, 1st Dan of Shintaido-Karate and Shintaido-Bô-Jutsu.
He is a member of Tenshin-Kai Japan and holds the Shodan of Kenbu.
Shintaido courses I attended, led by experienced founders and instructors
- « From difficulty to unity » in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Go to the Basics » in Dinard – France, under the direction and teaching of Mitsuru Okada Senseï
- « Kumites in the practice of Shintaido and Aikido » in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Christian Foulon
- « Growing enthusiasm » in Toulon – France, under the direction and teaching of Mitsuru Okada Senseï
- « The fullness » in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Daring to dream » in Vichy – France, under the direction and teaching of Mitsuru Okada Senseï
- « Availability through the opening » in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Ten Chi Jin : application in the practice of bokuto » in Québec – Canada, under the teaching of Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito Senseï
- « Availability by Yoki Taï » in Gap – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Kiri komi and Kiri harai : applications in kumite » in Québec – Canada, under the teaching of Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito Senseï
- « Putting its potential in light and then light in its potential » in Montréal – Canada, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Joy in the effort » in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo
- « Advancing » in Bonnoeuvre – France, under the teaching of Christian Foulon
- « Expression, fluidity, expression» in Nantes – France, under the teaching of Michel Paolillo