'TaikoDo' literally means 'The Way of Taiko'
Anyone can learn how to play a Taiko (Drum). Also learn the sounds and rhythms which can be played upon a Taiko, but to truly understand and practice the Way of Taiko is another path altogether.
Akin to Martial Arts, TaikoDo is a discipline which requires regular thought, training, respect and awareness. Learning Taiko is similar to learning a new language, but it is not simply a matter of learning the rhythms, where to play on the drum, how to keep in time, how to look good and play well. It is much more than this.
The practice of TaikoDo is about the inter relationship of player with drum, player with player, player with their surroundings, intention and thought which goes into each and every beat, the effort to make every sound a beautiful one, to empathise and synchronise with other players, to create colour, harmony and balance, to maintain awareness of how every thought, intention and action will have an effect on those around - the utilization of all basics to create the perfect moment - each and every moment - The Here and the Now.
The practice of TaikoDo is a part of the practice of Life itself.