Chinkon Kishin No Ho

by GÉRARD BLAIZE - Most Aikido students today still begin their classes by performing exercises that combine body movements, word pronunciation, breathing combined with visualization, similar to those practiced by the founder of Aikido. These exercises are referred to in Japan as Chinkon Kishin No Ho (鎮魂帰神の方), i.e. "The Method for Calming the Soul and Returning to the Divine". This definition will surprise many aikido students who probably had no idea of the purpose of these exercises. What are these exercises? Where do they come from? How come that they are still practiced today? What is their purpose?

La Storia del 10° Dan in Aikido

di SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Il picco di qualsiasi arte del Budo, ricevere il 10° Dan è l'equivalente di entrare nell'Olimpo del Budo, dove solo gli dei delle arti marziali possono soggiornare. Vediamo insieme qual è la storia del 10° Dan in Aikido

The Story of 10th Dan in Aikido

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - The peak of any art in Budo, receiving the 10th Dan is the equivalent of entering Budo heaven, where only the gods of martial arts are allowed to float. Let's see together what is the story of 10th Dan in Aikido