In this DVD, H.F. Ito offers his innovative interpretations of selected techniques and forms of Shintaido, the “new body way,” founded in Japan in the 1960s. A movement art, with deep roots in sword and karate practice, Shintaido infuses the rigorous martial arts tradition with creative expression.
Born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1942, Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito co-founded Shintaido of America in 1976. In 1988, he became the first practitioner awarded the International Shintaido Federation rank of Master Instructor, and in 2001, he established the Taimyo Network for Peace, an international group that transcends space and time to pray and meditate for world peace.
Content includes: Tenshingoso, Eiko, Hikari, Wakame, In-yo-ittai-ken, Toitsukihon-kumite, Kyu-ka-jo, Shinkendo, Jissen-Kumitachi, Taimyo, and an interview.