Aikido is a Japanese martial art for self-defense.
Movements blend with an opponent's momentum.
Kokikai develops a strong Ki foundation for movement.
Our dojo was founded at the direction of Aikido Kokikai founder and living master, Shuji Maruyama Sensei. It is the Rhode Island branch of Aikido Kokikai International (Kokikai.org).
Our dojo lineage is very simple and clean: Our chief instructor Otto Sensei is a direct student of Maruyama Sensei; Maruyama Sensei was one of the last students of O Sensei, the founder of the art of Aikido.
Otto Sensei was previously a chief instructor of Aikido Kokikai in San Francisco. He also runs the Brown University Aikido program.
Otto Sensei & Aikido Kokikai Founder
Elements of Training
There are five core elements to Kokikai training.
Principles of Kokikai
To develop a solid foundation for Aikido we practice Kokikai (Ki) principles:
These same principles apply in daily life.
Tuesday: 6:30 - 8PM (Dojo)
Tuesday: 8:30pm-10PM (Brown)
Thursday: 6:30 - 8PM (Dojo)
Saturday: Open/Advanced (Dojo)
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Our dojo is a non-profit organization. Dues are paid monthly (no contract). We are located on 20 Summer Street in Pawtucket, RI (4th floor). Ages 15 and up.
Brown University Aikido
Brown Aikido is affiliated with Aikido Kokikai Rhode Island and Aikido Kokikai International.
Classes are held at the Nelson Fitness Center. A Brown ID is required. For more information visit BrownRec.com or send us a message via the "Contact Us" page.