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The first podcast dedicated to Shintaido. Produced by Shintaido of America. Narrated by David Franklin.

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The first podcast dedicated to Shintaido. Produced by Shintaido of America. Narrated by David Franklin.

    Michael Thompson’s Untying Knots: a Shintaido chronicle, chapters 17 - 20

    Michael Thompson’s Untying Knots: a Shintaido chronicle, chapters 17 - 20

    “In Japan, there were many models to study from. During the short time I practiced with him, I had been impressed with the younger Egami’s style and presence. His was the most artistic approach to teaching I had yet encountered and it struck a chord in me. But the most common and striking feature of the Japanese teaching style was its depth; the instructors somehow managed to bring you through the surface and into the Earth, perhaps because of their intimate connection to their native soil.”

    Michael Thompson’s autobiography, Untying Knots, is full of such episodes of existential unfolding, some disturbing, some light-hearted, all rendered with quiet wit and honesty. In this episode, Shintaido instructor David Franklin reads Chapters 17 through 20 (in the original book Section III, chapters 4 through 7), entitled “The Queen of Tanzawa”, “Shoko,” “Aikukan — Philosophical Gleanings,” and “Gorei,” respectively.

    • 40 min
    Connie Borden on nursing, Shintaido, and caring for the dying

    Connie Borden on nursing, Shintaido, and caring for the dying

    David interviews Connie Borden, Shintaido instructor and advance practice nurse with 28 years’ experience in hospice and palliative care. Connie has led a Bay Area nonprofit hospice as Executive Director and worked on inpatient services as a Palliative Consultant. She has presented Cycle of Life, the use of movement for life review at the first and second Global Conferences for End of Life Care. She and H.F. Ito presented Shintaido for Caregivers for 10 years at San Francisco and Bay Area hospices.

    • 44 min
    Untying Knots – Killing Me Softly

    Untying Knots – Killing Me Softly

    Have you ever been in a safe, but nonetheless terrifying situation, comforting a friend who is even more neurotic and terrified than you are, only to find that by going through this together, you form a lasting bond with each other?

    • 44 min
    Amanda Palmer: former living statue, musician, crowdfunding guru

    Amanda Palmer: former living statue, musician, crowdfunding guru

    Musician Amanda Palmer joins us for Episode 10 of the 2nd season of the podcast. With Brian Viglione she forms one half of the punk cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls, while in her solo career she is not only a songwriter, ukulele enthusiast, feminist, abortion rights activist, TED Talks superstar, and patron saint to every crowdfunded artist; she’s also been a New York Times best-selling author and a busker, earning her keep performing on streets from Boston to Berlin as a living statue calle “The Eight-Foot Bride.” We talked about singing and vocalizing and what it can do to our brains, our lives, and our communities.

    • 25 min
    Untying Knots – an American samurai and his French disciples

    Untying Knots – an American samurai and his French disciples

    Have you ever lost your temper, gone into a rage, and through that discovered something about yourself that might bring you peace?

    Michael Thompson’s autobiography, Untying Knots, is full of such episodes, rendered with quiet dry wit and honesty. In this episode, Shintaido instructor David Franklin reads Chapters 11 and 12.

    • 21 min
    David Palmer, the ‘father’ of on-site seated massage

    David Palmer, the ‘father’ of on-site seated massage

    We interview David Palmer, known as “the father of seated massage” and founder of the TouchPro organization. After a stint as director of the Amma Institute, the first school in the U.S.A. devoted to this traditional style of Japanese massage, David started developing techniques for massage with clients seated in a chair rather than lying on a table, as well as inventing the specialized chair that supports the client’s arms and head. Today you can see this type of massage being offered in airports, hair salons, and in offices worldwide. He headed up the team that brought the first on-site massage to Apple Computer in 1983, and around that time he also started studying Shintaido in the Bay Area.

    • 40 min

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