Aikido with mind and body coordinated: Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido
Aikido literally means the way to harmony with Ki. Students study Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido to learn to coordinate mind and body, to work with others positively, and realize their full potentials. Aikidoists use Ki to powerfully lead their opponents, moving together, rather than colliding or fighting with them. The principles of Aikido apply directly to dealing productively with people in daily life. Students learn the process of applying Ki to the martial art utilizing the principles of non-dissension and the five principles of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido.
The Oregon Ki Society teaches Ki Aikido in traditional dojo settings. The programs are led by highly skilled instructors with 10 to 40 years teaching experience. Instructors travel yearly to Japan to ensure that latest teaching from Tohei Sensei is available to students.
Five Basic Principles of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido
Before leading others you must first learn to control yourself by coordinating mind and body.
Know your opponent's mind
Understand your opponent's intention.
Respect your opponent's Ki
Do not fight with your opponent.
Put yourself in the place of your opponent
Align with your opponent first then you can lead them effectively.
Perform with confidence
Continue to conclusion without doubt or hesitation, full of plus Ki.
John Young sensei, performing a pin