About Kokikai Aikido

Kokikai Aikido is a martial art, concerned with effective self-defense technique and realization of our full potential power in all the activities of daily life. Even as we develop powerful Kokikai technique we strive to increase the strength of both body and mind, discover Kokikai Ki Power through mind-body coordination, and stimulate good health. In this way we create a secure foundation for a strong and successful life. We discover our whole human ability, our full potential power, through self-mastery.

The most correct state for human beings is that which is their strongest state; when a person is strongest, we can say they are most correct. The impact upon the performance of Kokikai technique when we are correct is obvious: our reflexes are quickest, we have the calmness of mind necessary to avoid being upset by sudden challenges, and we can clearly perceive our attacker's intentions. When we are correct we can also perform better in other activities as well. Our success in sports competition is enhanced, we enjoy improved health, and we can look forward to greater success in business and our personal lives. But most obviously, because it is our training method, we immediately see the results of being correct in our Kokikai Aikido technique. Ki Power gushes out, and our self-defense movements become highly effective.

When we contrast the correct state of being with its opposite, we can experience the same action in the same situation and observe that the results are very different. We conclude that when we are not correct we cannot use our whole ability. Just as in baseball, when the batter experiences his or her correct state of being the result is a home run. When incorrect, a more likely result is something less. We understand that our correct state of being is much better for us, more useful and leads to good result. But it is difficult to dependably catch this feeling. Some people don't recognize the existence of a correct human state. They may think that the incorrect way is correct, and for lack of experience they may think that the incorrect way is the only possibility. these people have never experienced their awakened stated of being. Perhaps they've never met an awakened person. After careful consideration on what constitutes the correct state for human beings, Sensei Maruyama offers the Kokikai Basic Principles as the cornerstone of Kokikai Aikido Training.

In ancient times life and death struggles provided the medium of challenge that gave rise to deep understanding of the existence and desirability of awakened states. Our modern age is more peaceful, and when we come into conflict it's more often at a distance. We fight through computers, for example. It's rare today to find a challenge of sufficient severity to push us to a deep level of understanding. People think they try their best, but if they are stiff, or upset or have a negative mind, they are not correct and cannot realize their whole human ability. To help people develop their correct state, Sensei Maruyama has created the Kokikai Training Method consisting of logical technique and a three-part Examination System. Sincere study using these tools will lead to the deepest understanding of human potential.

During self-defense movement, or sports, or business, many people believe they fight with all the benefits of oneness simply because they are individuals. But when we examine their performance according to the Kokikai Basic Principles, we judge they are not realizing their full potential. If mind and body are not unified, oneness is not possible. For example, some children in school appear to be listening attentively to the teacher but they actually hear nothing. Their eyes do one thing and their bodies another. Of course these students perform poorly. During a fight most people experience fear. Blood rises to their brains, their hearts pound, and they have no calmness. In such an incorrect state of being they cannot use their whole ability. Similarly, some people perform well in sports practice, but when competition begins in earnest, they fall apart. The reason is the same; for one reason or another these persons haven't been able to realize their strongest state of being. The result is they cannot harness their whole potential.

The Kokikai School of Aikido features a logical training system with concrete goals of effective self-defense and the development of each individual's full potential power through the realization of the correct state of being. That full potential power is made a dependable state through rigorous training in the Kokikai Training Method, using Ki testing and specific resistance to technique to lead the practitioner to deep self-discovery. The resulting correct state is then applied to self-defense movement, and every activity in daily life, for the betterment of ourselves, our society, and the whole world. Please join us in realizing your full potential through Kokikai Aikido Training.