SoA is an organization supported by volunteers and run primarily on
membership dues. General membership is open to anyone, and is a way
to financially support the goals and objectives of SoA. For $60 a
year, members receive free mailings of the yearly Shintaido magazine
10% discounts off registration fees at all gasshukus,
and mailings about Shintaido-related events.
For a detailed fee schedule, see
SoA is funded by membership dues, examination fees, and donations. Educational
materials also provide some income in excess of expenses.
SoA is run entirely by volunteers. Organizational expenses
are the National Liability Insurance, website costs, and PO mailbox.