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What we're about

The Austin Ki Society was founded in 1983 and dedicated to teaching the principles of mind and body coordination through Ki and Aikido. The teaching methods are those taught by Soshu Koichi Tohei, founder of the Ki Society International.

Tohei Sensei established Shin Shin Tōitsu Dō (心身統一道) which means "the way of realizing the [original] unity of mind and body" as well as the martial discipline Shin Shin Tōitsu Aikidō (心身統一合氣道) often referred to as Ki-Aikido. He believed that the practice of these arts and disciplines offered a path for long term self-development and cultivated harmonious action and oneness of mind and body, both in the context of physical conflict, and in daily life.

We the various aspects of Shin Shin Tōitsu Dō and Shin Shin Tōitsu Aikidō by offering regular classes as well as special events, seminars and training. Most traditional practice involves five elements:

Aikido Waza (Aikido techniques)
Ki no Kokyu ho (Ki breathing)
Ki no Ishi ho (Ki meditation)
Kiatsu Ryoho (Ki healing therapy)
Sokushin no Gyo (Bell misogi/purification)

Operating as Austin Ki Aikido, we offer drop-in classes as well as traditional ones at two locations in Austin. Also, plans are being developed to conduct introductory meet-ups and seminars focused on such topics as:

Ki Breathing and Meditation
Kiatsu Ryoho
Ki Aikido
Low-Impact Ki Aikido
Making Peace with Conflict
Aikibokken and Aikijo
Ki Kenpo, the Art of Sword with Ki

Austin Ki Aikido is a nonprofit 501c4 organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious preference.

For more info about us: Austin Ki Aikido (http://www.austinkiaikido.org)

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