Ki Class is critical to Ki-Aikido training.
Only through proper Ki development can the Aikido practitioner attain the calm mind and relaxed body required for successful implementation of Aikido techniques and the application of the principles of non-dissension. Only when we can “read our opponent’s Ki” (anticipate their intention and actions) can we then be prepared to effectively lead our opponent’s mind into a direction of our choosing.
It is natural for mind and body to work together as one. When this happens, we realize our full potential. In Ki Development class, as in all of our programs, students learn how to unify mind and body. Not only does this allow for successful Aikido, but it has far reaching benefits such as helping students create the happy, healthy, and successful life they want to have.
Ki Class Develops a Calm Mind and a Healthy Body
We teach and practice:
- Mind and body unification – Learn to use your mind and body together. Consistent practice cultivates a strong mind that can relax, remain positive and persevere regardless of circumstance or environment.
- Breathing exercise and meditation – Combine deep relaxed breathing with deep calmness to improve your physical and mental health. Strengthening a calm mind is vital to leading your opponent’s mind. It is also vital to leading others in your daily life.
- Health exercises – Move with relaxation and good posture. Improve range of motion, flexibility, and learn how to apply natural posture to Aikido and other daily activities.
- Application in Aikido and in daily life – Ki Development is vital to developing powerful Aikido. But the value of Ki Development is also realized when applied to life’s many activities: work, play, rest, family and relationships.
What Is Ki Class Like?
Enjoy classes with fellow students while learning simple and powerful use of coordination of mind and body. A positive class environment is fostered through courtesy, respect and cooperation. The class is suitable for all physical abilities, ages 12 and up.
Getting Started in Ki Class
You may start attending Ki Development class at any time. Please contact the dojo in advance and let them know you wish to visit. Your first class will be treated as an introduction at no charge to you.
Upon your arrival, you will be asked to fill out a registration form. You may fill one out online ahead of time and bring it with you.
Attire for the first class is a cotton T-shirt and warm-up pants that cover the knees. Students who choose to continue training are encouraged to wear a special uniform called a gi, that makes training much easier. This uniform is available for purchase at your local dojo for a nominal price.