Welcome! This is the official website of the Ki Society and its dojos in Europe. We study and teach oneness of mind and body and oneness with the universe through the five disciplines of the Ki Society – as they were designed by its founder Soshu Koichi Tohei Sensei (1920-2011) and are now taught by his son and successor Kaicho Shinichi Tohei Sensei.
Through the practice of Ki-Aikido (Shinshin Toitsu Aikido), Ki-Meditation, Ki-Breathing, Kiatsu and Sokushin no Gyo we learn to realize the full human potential we naturally have. This is applicable in all aspects of our daily lives, and so it is eagerly practiced by people whose fields are in management, art, sports, education and many others…
Let me start the New Year with a Shokushu from Tohei Sensei.
THE UNITY OF CALM AND ACTION
Just as a top spinning very rapidly becomes steady, the most rapid movement results in calm. Like the eye of the typhoon which is always peaceful, inner calm results in great strength of action. Calm and action are exactly one. Only when we keep one point and unify our mind and body, can we find spare time even when busy. Keep a calm mind and you will be able to perform to the best of your ability even in an emergency or when facing important tasks.
This is the year of the tiger, a strong, active and yet calm but highly motivated animal. Let us use this high level of energy that the tiger may give us to regain the vitality and strength within ourselves to be able to achieve our goals. Let us ride the waves of this new energy and find the courage to face all challenges in 2022 with plus Ki.
Wishing you all strong and positive Ki,