= AI = KI = DO
Contact Rob Hughes
The Ki No Kenkyukai Association Internationale
British Ki Society
British Aikido Board
Anything you can perceive and believe can be achieved.
The Word AIKIDO is made up of AI - Harmony, KI - the spirit and DO - the way. The KI spirit in Japanese is in the individual and is regarded as the guiding force of the universe. Aikido was developed as an aid to personal advancement and teaches the understanding and development of KI to promote relaxation and overall perception within and outside the body, that will hopefully flow into everyday life and not only in Aikido practice.
Toitsudo, the way of Unity, is a method specialising in the development of the unification of mind and body. Through Toitsudo we learn to understand human nature in its unity, developing it to its true capacity. This approach develops the correct use of perception and relaxation in daily life.
Kenkodo, the way of health, is practiced to enhance the health of an Individual. Specifically the disciplines studied are seizaho (method for perception), kokyoho (breathing method), kenko taiso (Health Exercise) ,teateho (method of placing hand),and sotaiho (method for perceiving a partner's body)
The art of Aikido provides us with an
opportunity to test our understanding immediately by posing physical questions.
The fact that it’s also great fun and helps to improve or maintain physical fitness and suppleness is a welcome bonus.
The chief instructor and Doshu of The Ki No
Kenkyukai International Association is
KENJIRO YOSHIGASAKI who regularly holds courses in the UK for
The British Ki Society.
Rob Hughes holds the rank of Sandan ( 3rd. Dan )
in Aikido and Ki rank of Okuden
within the Ki No Kenkyukai International Association.
He is a certified level 1 B.A.B coach and has a current first aid certificate.
He holds a Public Indemnity certificate issued by the British Aikido Board.
His study began in 1990 when 39 yrs. old.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art which
strives to create situations where attack cannot happen,
or, if it is already happening, will cease quickly, hopefully without any harm coming to any person.
It not only develops the body but also the mind. National and international seminars are held throughout the year .
We offer training for children, parents and grandparents alike, in a friendly atmosphere and mixed classes of age, ability
and gender. New starters and spectators are always welcome. All ranks or grades are registered and recognised internationally. Sensei Rob says, " The longer I study, the more it seems to me to be simply about understanding ourselves and human relationships".
Training is of a
co-operative, rather than antagonistic nature, teaching a regard for the safety
Beginners start by learning Ki principles and basic techniques of Aikido with mind and body unified. As the student’s ability
improves the techniques become more demanding and energetic.
For higher grades, weapon training in Bokken
(sword), Jo (staff) and Tanto (knife) are used to improve both precision and
economy of movement.
information, come to a training session and ask for details. If you decide to
join us on the mat you will need to be
insured by the British Aikido Board, and join The British Ki Society. At present we charge £30.00 annually to arrange this,
before you start practice. All you need to start is jogging bottoms and a loose top.
Call Rob Hughes to arrange private classes of up to four students. Fees are as follows:-
1 Student/s £18.00 per hour.
2 // £ 10.00 //
3 // £ 8.00 //
4 // £ 7.00 //
General class fees are £3 per hour.
MORIHEI UYESHIBA "O Sensei" 1883 -1969 Founder of AIKIDO Hombu dojo Japan
KOICHI TOHEI 10th Dan 1920 - 2011
KI SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, SHIN SHIN TOITSU AIKIDO and the KI NO KENKYUKAI .
Koichi Tohei trained directly under O Sensei from 1943 and was
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR at the Hombu dojo Japan for several years.
Tohei Sensei was the only student of Ueshiba to be promoted to 10th. Dan
before his death. In 1971 he founded the Ki Society International to build
upon the principles of Ki described by O Sensei. Koichi Tohei left
the Hombu dojo on 1st May 1974 to form SHIN SHIN TOITSU AIKIDO (Aikido
with mind and body unified) and the
KI NO KENKYUKAI (Ki research Society).
Yoshigaskai sensei is the founder of the KI No Kenkyukai Association International. Born in 1951 in Kagoshima, Japan. he started to practice yoga when he was 10 and later began the practice of Aikido directly from Tohei sensei. He devoted a year to the study of yoga in India. Since 1977 he has been teaching Ki and Aikido throughout Europe, South America and South Africa
Training Venues and Times
Y Miwni - The Muni, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd CF37 2DP: Children’s class 6.30 – 7.30 p.m. Adult class 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Y Miwni - The Muni Adult class 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.
General class fees are £3 per hour.
Personal tuition by arrangement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number below.
Please check that times and venues are correct by using this number 01443 790579
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