Principles & Elements

To develop a solid foundation for Aikido we practice Ki development exercises and follow Kokikai principles:

  • Keep One Point
  • Relax Progressively
  • Correct Posture
  • Develop Positive Mind

These same principles apply in daily life.

There are five core elements to Kokikai training. We focus on self-defense techniques but all elements are integrated.

  • Techniques (empty-hand and weapons training)
  • Ki development exercises
  • Ki breathing
  • Ki meditation
  • Kiatsu (acupressure points)

Classes are designed to develop a calm mind and a strong coordinated body through the practice of ki development exercises, breathing and meditation, and effective self-defense techniques.