AIKIDO KEIKOKAI OF BANGKOK -
FOLLOWING THE PRINCIPLES OF NISHIO SENSEI
Aikido Keikokai of Bangkok is a practice group focusing on Aikido principles as developed by the late Shoji Nishio Sensei, who used sword-drawing (iai) kata and paired bokken and jo kata to show how mai-ai (positioning relative to your training partner) and atemi (strikes) are used to achieve kuzushi (taking your training partner’s balance) to allow the application of the various throws and pins of aikido.
Nishio Sensei developed Toho Iai, a set of 15 katas, to illustrate the correlation between the sword forms and the principles underlying aikido techniques.
The senior members of this keikokai (practice group) are long-term students of Takao Arisue Sensei and Nakamichi Sensei of Tokyo, and were until a few years ago studying under Tony Tartaglia Sensei, to whom we owe profound gratitude for the depth and breadth of his instruction over the years in Nishio principles and various Aikikai styles of aikido.
The senior members visit our aikido instructors in Tokyo each year. New members whose attendance has been regular may be invited to join us.
The principles of Nishio Sensei's aikido are practiced under the umbrella of the Aikikai Hombu and the leadership of the Ueshiba family. Although the entries and applications of techniques differ in some ways from those taught at the Hombu Dojo, the principles of mai-ai, atemi, kuzushi, centering and relaxation are the same.
THE ART OF PEACE
Aikido (Japanese: 合気道 Aikidō) [a.i.ki.doː] is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
NISHIO SENSEI'S enduring philosophy of:
CLASSES FRIDAY EVENINGS
We are a small private dojo, located in Bangkok, Thailand of like minded individuals who practice and study traditional Okinawan Karate-do. We practice Isshin-Ryu as prescribed by founder Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei and follow the Isshin Kai, which is headed by Arcenio J. Advincula Sensei.