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The Ki no Kenkyukai (氣の研究会), often called Ki Society, is an aikido organization founded by Koichi Tohei in 1971, while he was the chief instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Its foundation reflected Tohei's differences with the Aikikai, and his own emphasis on developing the concept of Ki. Tohei's style of aikido is correctly called Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (心身統一合気道), meaning "aikido with mind and body unified", but it is frequently referred to as Ki-Aikido, particularly in the Western world. Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Koichi Tohei (藤平光一) (born January 1920) is a 10th Dan aikidoka and founder of the Ki Society and its style of aikido, officially known as Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido - aikido with mind and body unified, but commonly known as Ki-Aikido. ... Aikikai Hombu Dojo Aikikai Hombu Dojo (合気会 本部道場) is the headquarters of the Aikikai which is an umbrella organisation of various national, as well as smaller, aikido organisations. ... The Aikikai Foundation ) is the original organisation for the Japanese martial art aikido, officially recognized by the Japanese government in 1940. ... For other uses, see QI (disambiguation). ... Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ...


At the Ki Society, Tohei envisioned a place where Ki could be taught to students of all ages, including the handicapped and infirm, and also to those incapable of Aikido practice. Aikido becomes just one of 5 disciplines learned by students at a Ki Society Dojo: For other uses, see QI (disambiguation). ...

  • Aikido
  • Kiatsu (personal health and healing)
  • Ki Breathing
  • Ki Meditation
  • Sokushin no Gyo (bell meditation)

Being one of the first Japanese to bring Aikido to the West from Japan in 1953, Tohei confronted numerous obstacles in teaching. Western students did not accept teachings at face value, and bombarded Tohei with questions, and even occasional "attacks" to test Tohei's real ability. Due to this, Tohei was forced to create a very clear system of teaching that combines Western methods to teach Eastern concepts such as ki, mushin (no mind), one-point/center, etc. Through his lifetime in wars abroad and at home, and through his experiences with Aikido and the Japanese Yoga teachings of Tempu Nakamura, Tohei realized four universal principles that he felt should be used in all Ki Society practice, and in everyone's daily life. Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Mushin (無心) is a state into which very highly trained martial artists are said to enter during combat. ... Tempu Nakamura (Japanese: July 20, 1876 - December 1, 1968) was a Japanese martial artist. ...

  • Keep One Point
  • Relax Completely
  • Keep Weight Underside
  • Extend Ki

The Ki Society has a World Taigi Competition every year at its Japan Headquarters. Various techniques are grouped into 31 sets, each of which are called a 'Taigi'. The competition is one of measuring the nage's form and movement with uke, rather than a competition between two opponents. It is the equivalent of paired figure skating competition in Aikido, with judges awarding points for mind direction, rhythm, and power. Dantian or Tan tien (Chinese: Dāntián 丹田; Japanese: Tanden 丹田; Korean: 단전 DanJeon 丹田; Thai Dantian ตันเถียน) which literally means cinnabar or red field and is loosely translated as elixir field. It is described as an important focus point for internal meditative techniques, and refers specifically to the physical center of gravity...


The style of Aikido taught by the Ki Society is often called Ki-Aikido. Its official name is Shinshin Toitsu Aikido - "Aikido with mind and body unified". The Ki-society and Ki-aikido has its primary facilities, known as Ki Society H.Q, in Tochigi-prefecture. Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ... Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Tochigi (栃木市 Tochigi-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. ...


Literature

  • Koichi Tohei: Ki in Daily Life. Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1978, ISBN 0-87040-436-9
  • Koichi Tohei: Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life. Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1976, ISBN 0-87040-379-6
  • Koretoshi Maruyama: Aikido with Ki. Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1984, ISBN 0-87040-566-7
  • Reed, William: Ki: A Practical Guide for Westerners. Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1986, ISBN 0-87040-640-X
  • Reed, William: A Road That Anyone Can Walk: Ki. Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1992, ISBN 0-87040-799-6

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Ki Society (69 words)
Ki Society was founded by Koichi Tohei[?] in 1971, while he was still the head sensei at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
Ki Society, or Ki no Kenkyukai, reflected Tohei Sensei's differences with the Aikikai, and his own emphasis on developing the concept of Ki.
The style taught by the Ki Society is often called "Ki-Aikido".
Ki Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
The Ki no Kenkyukai (氣の研究会), often called Ki Society, is an aikido organization founded by Koichi Tohei in 1971, while he was the chief instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
At the Ki Society, Tohei envisioned a place where Ki could be taught to students of all ages, including the handicapped and infirm, and also to those incapable of Aikido practice.
The style of Aikido taught by the Ki Society is often called Ki-Aikido.
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