Kokikai Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art in which, rather than trying to defeat an attacker's violence with greater violence, one harmonizes with an opponent's energy and leads him to defeat himself. More fundamentally, in Kokikai Aikido we practice to develop a relaxed, confident calmness and awareness which can be used in all parts of daily life. Practice is usually with empty hands; occasionally we may use wooden staff, sword, or knife.


PRACTICE HOURS: For up-to-date practice hours, check the UM Rec Sports page or contact Ian.

Beginners (and others) are welcome to join us at any time of the year - you do not need to wait until the beginning of a semester. Club dues are currently $20 per term.

For some basic information on the principles of Kokikai Aikido, see here. Or check out the answers to some frequently asked questions.

For more information, contact

Other Kokikai Aikido Sites: Kokikai International  |  Body, Mind, and Modem

Updated May 1, 2000