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Events and activities in 2021. Our group is very active and there are a number of Shinto Muso-ryu seminars, demonstrations, and group trainings every year. Please see the ‘Dojo’ link for a list of locations. 

Kagami Biraki – January 16, 2021 at Shintokan Dojo led by Phil Relnick sensei – Washington state.  This year marks the 26 anniversary of the Shintokan. Like many, the pandemic limits group training. This year we had a shared, virtual Kagami Biraki hosted at Shintokan Dojo. Complete with traditional purification of the dojo, a hono embu, and a group kampai with members from around the world.

Kagami Biraki – January 9, 2021 at Shutokukan Dojo – Warren, NJ., Diane Skoss presiding. Demonstrations were held at the dojo, in a basement in Canada, and a snowy backyard in Massachusetts, as well as other locations. The hono embu were followed by a kampai and breakout room party.  

Kagami Biraki – January 10, 2021 at Shobukan Dojo – Denver, CO.  

Shutokukan Special Training – November 2021 – New Jersey  – Diane Skoss Sensei led a weekend of Shinto Muso-ryu Jo training in the renovated Shutokukan Dojo. This dojo space is simply amazing, and you can see the result of hard work and ‘all hands on deck’ by everyone in this dojo. Students from: NJ, NY, MA, NH, MD, VA, CT, PA, CO participated. It’s great to be meeting and training together again!

Baltimore Jodo Training Weekend – November 2021 – Baltimore, Maryland  – David Pitard Sensei held a weekend training for his students from Baltimore and Virginia.