AIKIDO  KOKIKAI

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Aikido is a Japanese martial art for self-defense where movements blend with an opponent's momentum. The Kokikai school of Aikido features a logical training system that leads to a mastery of self-defense and the development of each individual's full potential power. 

 

Dojo

Our dojo is a member of Aikido Kokikai International and was founded at the direction of Aikido Kokikai founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei. 

 

Chief instructor Otto Sensei is a direct student of Maruyama Sensei. Otto Sensei was previously a chief instructor of Aikido Kokikai in San Francisco. He also runs the Brown University Aikido program.

 

 

Elements of Training 

There are five core elements to Kokikai training.

  • Empty-hand defense
  • Weapons practice
  • Ki development 
  • Ki breathing
  • Kiatsu
 
'Ki' can be loosely understood here as a comfortable, powerful coordination of mind and body. 

Principles of Kokikai 

To develop a solid foundation for Aikido we practice Kokikai (Ki) principles:

 

  • Keep One Point
  • Relax Progressively
  • Correct Posture
  • Develop Positive Mind

 

These same principles apply in daily life.

 

class structure

  • Warm Ups (stretching exercises)
  • Aiki Taiso (Ki exercises)
  • Waza (self-defense techniques)

class schedule

Tuesday: 6:30 - 8PM

Thursday: 6:30 - 8PM

Saturday: Open/Advanced

Contact Us

For more information on Aikido Kokikai or to register for classes email below:

Our dojo is a non-profit organization located at 20 Summer Street in Pawtucket, RI.

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Brown University Aikido

Brown Aikido is affiliated with Aikido Kokikai International.

 

Classes are held at the Nelson Fitness Center.