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The Way to Union with Ki-Aikido with Mind and Body Coordination
by Tohei, Koichi
Published: 2001
Publisher: Ki No Kenkyukai H. Q
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This is a huge volume on the aikido arts of Koichi Tohei that was available only to Ki Society members. Koichi Tohei is one of the founder of Aikido’s best students. He is the only Aikido practitioner to have received the 10th dan (highest possible rank). At the present age of 83, he lives and teaches in Tochigi prefecture, Japan.   Tohei had 3 main teachers in his life: Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido), Tetsuju Ogura (Ichikukai instructor) and Tempu Nakamura (Tempukai / Japanese Yoga). When Tohei split from the Aikikai in 1974, he combined the teachings of these 3 teachers when organizing the curriculum and teaching methodology of his Ki no Kenkyukai, or Ki Society.   Tohei’s organization emphasizes breathing exercises and meditation along with Aikido techniques. Ki Society instruction emphasizes complete relaxation and many dojos also focus on incorporating Aikido principles in daily life.
Contents Preface Chapter 1 Mind and Body unification 1 The meaning of mind and body unification 2 The mind moves the body 3 Unbendable arm 4 Ki testing Chapter 2 Four major principles to unify mind and body 1 Meaning of the four major principles to unify mind and body 2 Keep weight underside 3 Relax completely 4 Keep one point 5 Extend ki Chapter 3 Mind and body unification in daily life 1 Using the four major principles 2 How to use the eyes 3 Closing the eyes 4 Walking Chapter 4 On learning aikido 1 Bowing-Bowing from seiza; Bowing from a standing posture 2 Ma-ai 3 Hanmi 4 Kiai Chapter 5 Before you start learning aikido 1 The five principles of aikido with mind and body unification 2 Stretching exercises 3 Kokyu-dosa 4 Ukemi-Koho-ukemi; Koho-jkemi tachi-agari; zenpo-ukemi 5 Irimi and tenkan-The principle of non-dissension; Tenkan; Irimi Chapter 6 What I learned from my teachers 1 Teachings of Tetsuju Ogura 2 Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba 3 Teachings of Tenpu Nakamura Chapter 7 Waza: learning the technqiues of aikido 1 Katatedori Kokyu-nage (tenkan) Kokyku-nage (zenpo-nage) Kokyku-nage (tesaki-kaiten) Kokyu-nage (tehazushi) Kokyu-nage (osadori-tobikomi) Kokyu-nage (kosadori-makikaeshi) Kokyu-nage (kaiten-nage) Kokyu-nage (irimi 1) Kokyu-nage (irimi 2) 2 Katatedori ryote-mochi Kokyu-nage (irimi) Kokyu-nage (tenkan) Kokyu-nage (en-undo) Kokyu-nage (hachi-no-ji) Kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Kokyu-nage (ball-nage) Ryotemochi ikkyo Ryotemochi nikyo (1& 2) 3 Ryotedori Kokyu-nage (tenchi-nage irimi) Kokyu-nage (tenchi-nage tenkan) Kokyu-nage (sukui-nage) Kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Kokyu-nage (koho-nage) 4 Katadori Ikkyo (irimi) Zenshin-koshin undo Ikkyo (tenkan) Nikyo (irimi) Sankyo (tenkan) Yonkyo (irimi) Zenpo-nage Kokyu-nage (tenkan) 5 Ryokatadori Kokyu-nage (ushiro-muki) Kokyu-nage (kiri-kaeshi ojigi) Kokyu-nage (nido-ojigi) Kokyu-nage (sudori) Ashi-daoshi 6 Skhomen-uchi Kokyu-nage Kokyu-nage (kiri-kaeshi) Ikkyo-undo Ikkyo (irimi) Zengo-undo Happo-undo Ikkyo (tenkan) 7 Yokomen-uchi Meaning of shiho-nage Shiho-nage (tenkan-irimi) Shiho-naga (tenkan-tenkan) Shiho-nage (irimi-irimi) Shiho-nage (irimi-tenkan) Kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Kokyku-nage (hachi-no-ji) Kokyu-nage (kiri-kaeshi) Kokyku-nage (maki-komi) Kokyu-nage (sudori) Kokyu-nage (irimi) Kokyu-nage (irimi kosa-dori) 8 Muna-tsuki Kote-oroshi (tenkan) Zenpo-nage Kaiten-nage Uchiwa-nage Kubi-kiri Kote-oroshi (hantai-tenkan) Ikkyo (hantai-tenkan) Zenpo-nage (kubi-uchi hantai-tenkan) Irimi sudori 9 Keri Massugu ni keru Mawashi-geri 10 Attack from behind Ushiro-dori kokyu-nage (1 & 2) Hagai-jime kokyu-nage Ushiro ryokata-dori (hikoki-nage 1 & 2) Ushiro ryokata-dori kokyu-nabe Ushiro ryokata-dori zenpo-nage Ushiro ryokata-dori (kuguri-nuke kote-oroshi) Ushiro ryokata-dori (kuguri-nuke sankyo) Ushiro katate-dori kubi-jime (uragaeshi) Ushiro kubi-jime (zenpo-nage) Ushiro hiji-dori (kokyu-nage) Ushrio ryote-dori (kote-oroshi) Ushiro katate-dori (koshi-mawashi) Attacking behind from the front 11 Multiple attackers Kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Kokyu-nage (senaka-awase) Kokyu-nage (seiretsu) shiho-naage Kokyu-nage (seiretsu san-nin gakari) Rendor (go-nin gakari) Chapter 8 Principles of the Swordd with Ki 1 Ken no kamai ki no kamai Hiding the body behind the sword 2 Five principles of the sword with ki Hold the sword lightly The tip of the sword must be calm and steady Make use of the weight of the sword Do not slacken your ki Cut first with the mind 3 Kengi dai-ichi (happo-giri) 4 Kengi dai-ni 5 Tachi-dori Shomen-uchi irimi-sudori kokyu-nage (renzoku) Shomen-uchi kote-oroshi (right side only) Shomen-uchi kokyu-nage irimi-dori (left side only) Yokomen-uchi (irimi) Yokomen-uchi shiho-nage (left side only) Muna-tsuki kote-oroshi (right side only) Muna-tsuki kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Do-uchi kokyu-nage Yoko-barai kokyu-nage 6 Tachi-uchi Kote-uchi Migi do-uchi hidari do-uchi Nodo-tsuki Shomen-uchi Hidari yokomen migi yokomen renzoku-uchi Chapter 9 Principles of the Jo with Ki 1 Jo no kamae 2 Five principles fo rholding the jo with ki Hold the jo lightly Control the jo with the rear hand Manipulate the jo freely When changing the position of the jo, one hand must always have hold The line traced by the jo is never broken 3 Jogi dai-ichi 4 Jogi dai-ni 5 Jo-dori Yokomen-uchi kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Muna-tsuki kokyu-nage (tsuki-kaeshi) Muna-tsuki kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Muna-tsuki kokyu-nage (kiri-kaeshi) 6 Jo-nage Kokyu-naage Kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Sakate-mochi kokyu-nage (zenpo-nage) Shiho-nage Nikyo Kote-oroshi Kokyu-nage (kiri-kaeshi) Kokyu-nage (ashi-sukui) Chapter 10 Rules for Instructors

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