... for adults and youth of age 12 years and over are held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 till 9:00. These two-hour classes typically will include training in both Ki Development (Shinshin Toitsudo) and Ki Aikido (Shinshin Toitsu Aikido).
Classes normally will begin with Ki development exercises and warm-up activities to develop and enhance calmness, flexibility, posture, stability, and rhythm. This will be followed by training in the application of Ki principles to the performance of Aikido technique. New students will have the opportunity to practice with more experienced students to the benefit of both.
The building will normally be opened between 6:00 and 6:30 to set up the dojo for class. Students should arrive so as to be dressed and seated quietly on the mat by the opening of class. Earlier arrival to assist with laying out the mats is always appreciated.
... is intended to bring about increased physical relaxation, mental calmness, and breathing efficiency thereby improving one's mind and body coordination. These factors can significantly enhance one's martial arts performance as well as improving one's effectiveness in meeting the requirements of all segments of daily life.
...emphasizes the development and use of Ki rather than physical strength in the performance of Aikido techniques. Consequently, physical attributes of size and strength are not required in the use of its techniques. It emphasizes blending with an attacker's energy and using that energy to throw or control the attacker, with the further objective of neither party receiving injury.
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