Martial Arts and Meditation with St Louis Ki Aikido at MICDS

The Spirit of Aikido Budo – Harmony

Aikido is a traditional, non-competitive, Japanese martial art meaning “the way of harmony with universal energy (ki, prana, chi).” Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, meaning “mind-body-unified”

Aikido explores the state of mind-body union through graceful, dynamic self-defense movements. Instead of responding to conflict with muscular force, Ki Aikidoka use ki and respect the training partner’s energy.

By flowing with it and converting the attack into a roll or a pin, the practice results in a positive, invigorating experience for both participants. Ki Aikido is beneficial for everyone regardless of size, age, gender or physical ability.

It may be easiest to explain Ki Aikido as a form of personal development

Aikido practitioners observe their everyday lives are deeply enriched by the calmness and inner strength developed through the practice of Aikido.

Going beyond the advantage of learning to defend yourself, Ki Aikido helps you function more positively in your everyday world, to build confidence, raise your level of physical fitness, as well as safely handle conflicts and other difficult situations.

Aikido comes from the same martial lineage as judo and jujitsu. It emphasizes blending with attacks rather than countering force with force, and utilizes throws, joint locks, and pins. The goal of aikido is to neutralize aggression swiftly without undue harm to the attacker.

The more we practice, handling confrontations becomes second nature. By embodying the principles of Ki Aikido in daily life, we lessen the need for the physical combat skills of Aikido outside the dojo. The diligent, consistent study of Ki Aikido leads to a mindful, confident, and spirited way of life.

Kashiwaya sensei

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NEWS ST. LOUIS KI AIKIDO MOVED ITS DOJO LOCATION TO MARY INSTITUTE AND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL! Effective January 2, 2023, St. Louis Ki Aikido has been conducting all of its regular classes {same schedule until further notice} in the dance studio of MICDS (in Bldg.5). at the Mary Institute and Country Day School (“MICDS”), located at 101 North Warson Road, Ladue, Missouri, 63124 [for parking use Entrance #1 on Ladue Rd. for “Parking in Lot C”]. CLICK HERE FOR MAP OF DOJO LOCATION AT MICDS

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Sundays (10:00am – 11:30am) Advanced Ki-Aikido

A full ki-aikido class, including full-contact Ki-Aikido, kumi waza, and weapons for 2nd Kyu and above ranks*

Sundays (12 noon – 1:30pm) Ki-Aikido

A full ki-aikido class, including full-contact Ki-Aikido, kumi waza, and weapons.

Mondays (6:30 – 8:30pm)
Dynamic Meditation + Ki-Aikido

Focus on principles of Dynamic mediation and Ki Development of mind and body coordination interwoven with a full Ki-Aikido class, including full-contact Ki-Aikido, kumi waza, and weapons.

Wednesdays (6:30 – 8:00pm) Ki-Aikido

A full ki-aikido class, including full-contact Ki-Aikido, kumi waza, and weapons.

Saturdays (10:00 – 11:30am) Ki-Aikido

A full ki-aikido class, including full-contact Ki-Aikido, kumi waza, and weapons.

ST LOUIS KI AIKIDO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. We seek to improve the mental and martial ability of individuals to respond to stress and conflict positively and creatively, with powerful calmness and relaxation.

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Tohei Sensei and Hagihara Sensei: New Jersey 1965
Kashiwaya Sensei-8th Dan Ki Aikido
Ki Aikido Super Randori
Kashiwaya Sensei Demonstration
Kashiwaya Sensei, Jo Kata Improvision
Kashiwaya Sensei, The Powerof Ki
Kashiwaya Sensei, 2018 Instructors Intensive

Aikido Turns Conflict On Its Head
Samurai Secret, Always Being At Your Best
Ki Aikido, A Solution to Stress

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