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Encyclopedia > Ki no Kenkyukai Association Internationale

Ki no Kenkyukai Association Internationale is an aikido organisation founded and headed by 8th dan Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, Kenjiro Yoshigasaki. Aikido (合気道 Aikidō, also 合氣道 using an older style of kanji), literally meaning joining energy way, is a gendai budo — a modern Japanese martial art. ... Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ... Kenjiro Yoshigasaki (born 1951), 8th dan Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, is an aikidoka and former student of Ki-Aikido founder Koichi Tohei. ...

The organisation, founded in 2003, is comprised of former Ki-Aikido dojos from various parts of the world with a large number of dojos residing in Europe. The organisation was formed as a direct result of Yoshigasaki senseis breakaway from the main Ki no Kenkyukai organisation, founded by 10th dan Koichi Tohei, and focuses on the cultivation of Ki through aikido. Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ... The Ki no Kenkyukai, sometimes called Ki Society, was founded by Koichi Tohei in 1971, while he was still the chief instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. ... Koichi Tohei (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. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

The new organisation is completely independent but has retained the bulk of the original Ki no Kenkyukai setup with few radical changes from its original roots.

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