Shintaido Demo at the Japan Festival, West Hartford, CT

Brad LarsonFeatured Posts, Shintaido, VideoLeave a Comment

A pleasure to participate in the Japan Festival this weekend with longtime friends and Shintaido practitioners. The video shows a some of our movements, and ways we use them to connect with others and with nature — central themes in Shintaido.

It was my first time wearing the hakama, the multi-pleated pants worn by instructor-level practitioners — grateful for help from instructors Joe Z. and Margaret G. figuring out what to do with all the straps. (Part of what I really appreciate — practicing over years with friends, outdoors with the sky and earth, creating community through movement).

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