Ki Forum 2016 – Seminar


Forum 2016 was held on February 11, 2016 in Arcadia Ichigaya (Tokyo).
Around 160 participants from all over Japan came to attend the seminar.

Forum an event that is held only once a year, covers topics that are the basics
of Shinshin Toitsu Aikido – Ki Principles: Mind moves Body, and how to apply
these principles in our daily lives. Every year, we invite guest speakers who
are at the fore front of their chosen careers and are members that practice
Shinshin Toitsu Aikido to come and share with us their experiences and how they
apply Ki Principles in their daily lives.

year, we invited MMA fighter Minowa Ikuhisa (Minowaman) to speak on the theme
of: Shinshin Toitsu Aikido in daily life. During the first half of the seminar,
basic topics such as – Posture (with mind and body coordinated), Keeping One
Point, The Conscious and Sub- Conscious Mind were covered with participants
through easy to understand applications. During the second half of the seminar,
I held a Talk Session with Minowa San.

the talk session with Minowa San, we talked about his practice of Shinshin
Toitsu Aikido and what he feels he learns and achieves from these classes as he
applies it to his daily life, methods and ways of how he applies what he learns
in classes to his daily life were the main topics and questions covered during
the talk session. Minowa San’s interesting way of relating his training methods
in daily life as well as his examples and actions of how he applies what he
learns into his daily life, captivated and drew laughter and excited responses
from the participants.

the Ki Forum Seminar, many participants who have been training and practicing
Shinshin Toitsu Aikido and Ki principles gave me the impression that they felt
they did not put in enough effort and practice of what they learn during
classes into their daily lives, especially after listening to how Minowa San –
a top athlete, trains and tries to apply what he learns from classes to his
daily life and his attitude of valuing what he learns and taking it seriously.
They all felt motivated and were going to continue their training in classes as
well as during daily life.

year, we will hold Ki Forum 2017 – participants who were unable to come this
time, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Below is a link for a video on YouTube for Minowa Ikuhisa (Minowaman) and some highlights of his fights as an MMA fighter.