Events and activities in 2022. 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 15, 2022 at Shintokan Dojo led by Phil Relnick sensei – Washington state.  This year marks the 27 anniversary of the Shintokan. 

Shutokukan Dojo February Seminar – February 2022. Training led by Diane Skoss sensei 

Shobukan Dojo 2022 Kagami Biraki – Denver, Colorado 

Shintokan Seminar April 2-3, 2022 – Woodinville, Washington 

Shintokan Godokeiko April 29-May 1, 2022 – Woodinville, Washington – one of our first BIG training events in 2022. Folks from WA, MT, OR, CO, AZ arrived for two days of intensive training, with lots of feedback/corrections from Relnick Sensei. We did a lot of training, and got to spend social time with good friends. The weather was nice and we split the training venues between Shintokan Dojo and outdoor keiko. 

Sakura Matsuri at Hasting-on-the-Hudson, New York – Shutokukan Dojo embu – April 30, 2022 – Shutokukan Dojo in central New Jersey participated in this festival event. 

Denver, Colorado Jo training – Shobukan Dojo – June 4 & 5, 2022 – People from Montana, Maryland, New Mexico and Colorado gathered for a weekend of intensive Jo training. It is great to be gathering together again. We even had a visit from the spirit of Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi!. 

Brasilia, Brazil – June 8, 2022 – The Brasilia dojo returned to regular training after much time away due to covid! 

Denver, Colorado – June 25, 2022 – The Shobukan Dojo gave a demonstration of Shinto Muso-ryu at the Denver Cherry Blossom Festival 

Brome Lake, Quebec, Canada – June 11-12, 2022 – The Shutokukan Dojo held a gasshuku in Canada, the first in two years. Reuniting the New Jersey students with their associated Canadian students.


Woodinville, Washington – SEPTIMINAR! September 24-26, 2022. – The Shintokan Dojo in Woodinville hosted a 3 day seminar. Just one more event to get regular group training back on track. We had students from all over the world, literally!  Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Massachussetts, New York, and Middle Earth (otherwise known as Australia)! The weather was great and allowed us to conduct some outside training, as well as in the Shintokan Dojo. Everyone put in their best efforts, learning occurred. It’s great to be meeting and training together again in our 3-day seminars.


Shutokukan Dojo Matsuri – October 2022 – New Jersey – The Shutokukan Dojo held their annual Matsuri this October, with dedicated training and lots of good food and camaraderie.


Brasilia Jo Seminar – October 2022 – Brasilia, Brazil – Finally after almost three years apart Brazilians gathered in Brasilia for five days of intensive Jo training with Will Schutt sensei (from Shintokan in Woodinville, WA). Review of fundamentals as well as time for some of the more advanced sections of the curriculum were well received. This trip signals a return to Jodo training travel between the USA and Brazil, lets continue! 


Shutokukan Dojo – New Jersey Jo Seminar – November 4-6, 2022 – Another gathering at the wonderful Shutokukan dojo, with fellow Jo trainees from: NJ, MT, OR, WA, CO, AZ.  A full schedule of training for three days, covering almost every set of kata in the Shinto Muso-ryu curriculum.