Anyone can easily learn Shodo that is familiar to us through various different methods.
There are many teachers in Japan who have their own
Shodo classrooms so attending a local Shodo classroom is the most usual way to
learn (e.g. once a week).
University, Vocational School
People who want to learn Shodo seriously enroll in the
Shodo Department at a university or a Shodo vocational school. There you can
learn not only the practical skills of Shodo but there are also lectures on the
history of Shodo and you can acquire specialist knowledge.
Educational Shodo organizations have their own official certification systems. It is possible to learn
from teachers affiliated to these organizations and take different levels
of examinations. It is also possible to take the Shihan (master) qualification
whicn allows you to become a teacher.