The Official Website of Richard L. Haight (Author)
Richard Haight, Shihan
Shinkaido: The Way of the Open Heart
"Shinkaido points to the incredible power of harmony hidden within the individual. This harmony is discovered through the arts and is ultimately applied in daily life."
Richard Haight is a senior student of Shizen Osaki of the Ikkokukan Dojo, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan in Japan. Haight studied Yagyu Shinkage-ryu swordsmanship and short staff (Marobashikai organization of Tadashige Watanabe Shihan) as well as Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. Haight is a certified Shihan (master teacher) in samurai schools, holding licenses in aiki-jujutsu, sword and short staff. Haight spent 15 years living in Japan studying the ancient martial and healing arts. During his time in Japan he was also fortunate to train extensively with the Kuroda Tetsuzan, head of the Kuroda family tradition of samurai arts, as well as with Okamoto Seigo, famed instructor of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. Since returning to America, Richard, founded the art of Shinkaido, which means "the open heart path" which is an exploratory art that consists of the arts Richard has inherited put through the lense of dynamic meditation. Haight, Shihan is the author of the bestselling title The Unbound Soul: A Spiritual Memoir for Personal Transformation and Enlightenment, which can be found on Amazon.