Becoming a digital me…

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From my Shintaido adventures in Quebec a couple weeks ago, I tried out the digitizing bodysuit, testing it out for Bruno Bernier’s game project.  (It’s the stretchy suit we’ve seen with the white orbs pasted around the body so the 24 cameras can track your movement).  One thought: it’s pretty fascinating to see your movement tracked and transformed this way. … Read More

An experiment: listening to trees

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After the Shintaido International 2012 event, I have a couple themes running in my mind: connecting (or unifying) with nature, and developing my own meaningful practices to do this. And, following the event, we had an nice informal keiko (practice) led by Clélie Dudon focusing on listening to our partners. There’s a jumping exercise we do in Shintaido (tachi jump), palm … Read More

Shintaido International 2012: a few notes

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I just returned from the largest, most significant Shintaido event I’ve been to, held July 3-6 at Sonoma State University north of San Francisco. To set the context: Shintaido is a living, growing martial art, one whose founder and many early practitioners are still alive. We had the rare opportunity to both witness and participate in the development of the … Read More

Intro Shintaido at Museums and the Web

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I’m in San Diego for the Museums and the Web conference.  Given that I’m on east coast time and will be waking up 3 hours earlier than the morning scheduled events, figured I’d do a little Shintaido in a park on the edge of the hotel property with a nice view of the water. If you’re here at the conference, … Read More

Shintaido/Tae Kwon Do Exchange

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I attended a special keiko in Millbury tonight held in conjunction with the Tae Kwon Do class taught by Rick Barrett. Roger Solomon arranged for the joint class, and Joe Zawielski taught. It was very interesting to see Shintaido through the eyes of other martial artists — made me appreciate what we have going.  During one partner practice, I was … Read More