KW Ki Aikido teaches Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido developed by Master Koichi Tohei. We are affiliated with Ki Aikido Ontario and Ki No Kenkyukai in Japan under the guidance of Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei (North American Head Instructor).
Our members work closely together to make our dojo (the space where we train) a friendly place, with each member helping all the others to improve and deepen their practice. We’re very welcoming, and would like to invite you to join us.
Take a look at our Classes page for information about our class locations and times.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aikido is Japanese martial art originally developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Literally translated as “The Way of Harmony”, Aikido is a purely defensive martial art that teaches you how to control an opponent’s mental and physical energy in the form of throws and joint pins that are derived from jiu-jitsu and some throws and other techniques derived from kenjutsu. By developing one’s coordination between their mind and body, Aikido practitioners quickly learn that relaxation and development of Ki, (internal energy) can overcome strength and tension.
Women and men of all ages can benefit from Aikido since relaxation is of importance and not physical strength and flexibility. Practitioners learn to apply Aikido techniques not only for self-defense but also in daily life through the cultivation of their spirit and health.
About Ki Aikido
Ki Aikido means “the way of harmony with universal energy.” Ki Aikido is a martial art that focuses on blending with, and then redirecting, the motion of an attacker using minimum effort or force. We learn to protect ourselves without kicking, punching, blocking or other forms of striking. Instead, we learn through practicing together how to be calm, relaxed, and centred when responding to an attack. Because size and strength are not important, people of all ages can enjoy and participate in Ki Aikido.