Kokikai Aikido  光気会

 Koikikai Aikido is a style of Aikido founded by  Shuji Maruyama Sensei. The name Kokikai means “school of radiant ki”. Ki can be described as a person's essential inner energy.

The Kokikai style emphasizes natural movement, ki development, relaxation, good posture and mind-body coordination. It focuses on making techniques effective while using minimal physical effort: in other words,  “minimum effort for maximum effect.”

Kokikai has four basic principles:

  1. Keep one point (to develop calmness)
  2. Relax progressively
  3. Find correct posture (in everything)
  4. Develop your positive mind.

Shuji Maruyama Sensei continues to develop Kokikai Aikido - it is a fluid sytle with no set textbook way of performing any technique.

Shuji Maruyama Sensei is based in Nagoya, Japan. Sensei is a regular visitor to Australia, and has visited Avalon dojo, where dojo members have directly benefited from his instruction.