The Benefits of Ki-Aikido
- It is an enjoyable lifelong activity resulting in fitness, flexibility, stress reduction, and increased health and well-being.
- It is a noncompetitive yet challenging activity; there are no winners or losers.
- It helps builds self-confidence and the ability to react appropriately in situations involving conflict and the need for self-defense.
- The dojo (or training hall) is a special place. While you are there, the outside world is left behind. It is a place to learn about yourself and how you interact with others: your expectations, fears, and reactions in challenging situations.
- It’s fun!
Remember, the first lesson is free! Come on in and try it out!
What is Ki Aikido?
Ki-Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art. It is not practiced as a competitive sport. What is commonly called Ki-Aikido in the USA is called Shinshin Toitsu Aikido in Japan. The English translation of Ki-Aikido literally means “the way of harmony with universal energy”. Emphasizing harmony and grace of movement, Ki-Aikido is considered a non-aggressive art. Rather than responding to an opponent with force, a Ki-Aikido practicioner redirects an opponents’ attacking energy into a pin or a roll. Rocky Mountain Ki Society is an officially authorized dojo through the Shinshin Toitsu Aikidokai headquarters in Japan.