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Sandoshin Taiko
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Sandoshin Taiko, meaning “dragon’s mountain pass”, was formed in 2000 as a means of blending taiko with various martial art styles. The home of Sandoshin Taiko is the Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center, located in Morgan Hill, California.

Sandoshin Taiko also has a relationship with Seikishin Dojo, a school that offers the martial arts of Koshiden-Ryu Jujutsu “wrist and joint locking system”, Shinkendo “sword fighting system” and provides a rich medium to draw from in integrating the different styles into the world of taiko music.

The choreography for the group is exciting and dynamic, using bakuto “wooden sword”, iaito “non-sharpened blade” and eskrima “bamboo sticks” as additional elements that add to the taiko music. In some performances, audience members might be fortunate enough to experience actual cutting demonstrations where a shinken “live blade” is used to cut through tatami targets.

The philosophy behind the group is to express the inner spirit “ki” within oneself through taiko drumming. The beauty behind the group is two-fold: martial artists with no musical background can learn taiko and taiko drummers with no martial arts experience can learn several different martial art styles. Additionally, those who wish to only focus on the music can do so without participating in the martial art demonstrations.

Ikuyo Conant serves as the Artistic Director for the group along with being the Artistic Director for Shinsei Daiko, Shinsho Mugen Daiko and Watsonville Taiko.

Sandoshin Taiko is a community group that welcomes players of all ages and abilities.
Announcements: New taiko schedule now in effect for beginning adult and all youth classes starting August 7th.
Upcoming Taiko Performances:
Upcoming Performances
Nikkei Matsuri - Gilroy
Gilroy Center for the Arts
7341 Monterey Street, Gilroy
Corner of 7th and Monterey Street
Saturday, September 17th at 12:00 PM
Sandoshin Taiko performing

Ohana - Campbell
Campbell Community Center
1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell
Saturday, November 12th at 6:30 pm
Sandoshin Taiko and Niseishin Daiko performing


Workshops
New Junior Beginning Taiko Class
8-12 Years old
Ongoing class on Mondays from 5 to 6 pm.
Send requests for information care of Becky Shingai by clicking the e-mail icon at the top of the web page.
Class Schedule:
New Youth Taiko Program 1:00 to 1:55 pm
8/28, 9/11, *9/18, *9/25, 10/2, *10/9, 10/16, *10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, *12/11, *12/18

All Youth Taiko Program 2:00 to 2:55 pm
8/28, 9/11, *9/18, *9/25, 10/2, *10/9, 10/16, *10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, *12/11, *12/18

Advanced Youth Taiko Program 3:00 to 3:55 pm
8/28, 9/11, *9/18, *9/25, 10/2, *10/9, 10/16, *10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, *12/11, *12/18

Beginning Adult Taiko Program 4:00 to 4:55 pm
8/28, 9/11, *9/18, *9/25, 10/2, *10/9, 10/16, *10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, *12/11, *12/18

Performing Adult Program (Begins at 5:00 pm)
8/28, 9/11, *9/18, *9/25, 10/2, *10/9, 10/16, *10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, *12/11, *12/18
5:00-6:30 PM, *5:00-7:00 PM

*Ikuyo Sensei teaching class.
Location:
Renkishin Dojo
259 West Main Avenue, (back suites)
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

From Northbound 101...

Take the Dunne Avenue exit and crossover the freeway heading west and travel 1/2 mile.
Right on Butterfield Boulevard and travel 1/2 mile.
Left on East Main Avenue and travel 0.6 miles, located on right-hand side of street next to Star Nails/Advanced Haircuts.

From Southbound 101...

Take the Cochrane Road exit and veer right and travel 0.6 miles.
Left on Butterfield Boulevard and travel 1.2 miles.
Right on East Main Avenue and travel 0.6 miles, located on right-hand side next to Star Nails/Advanced Haircuts.

ALTERNATE LOCATION:

Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center
16450 Murphy Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 779-9009 Phone
(408) 778-2392 Fax

From Northbound 101...

Take the Tennant Avenue exit and crossover the freeway heading East
Left on Murphy Avenue
Travel 0.4 miles, located on the right-hand side.

From Southbound 101...

Take the Tennant Avenue exit and veer right
Left on Murphy Avenue
Travel 0.4 miles, located on the right-hand side.

Located just around the corner from "House of Thunder" and across the street from the Morgan Hill Soccer Complex.


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