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:
- Keep one point (to develop calmness)
- Relax progressively
- Find correct posture (in everything)
- 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.