Mind-Body Unification

Ki Aikido and Iaido Classes in the Shenandoah Valley We offer instruction in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (literally “Aikido with Mind and Body Unified”, but commonly known as “Ki Aikido”) in downtown Elkton, ten miles East of Harrisonburg VA. Elkton Ki Aikido is a member dojo of the¬†Eastern Ki Federation. We also teach Muso Shinden […]

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Ki Aikido in real life.

What are some uses of Ki Aikido? Ki Aikido centers on mind and body unification. In class, we practice moves to develop this unification. When I first began Aikido, I wondered how this effort impacted real life. Point of practice: Desiring a good night’s sleep even when the rooster crows. Recently my neighbors made the […]

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What to expect as a beginning student of Iaido.

In the very beginning, in addition to learning mundane things like how to put on a hakama, and basic dojo etiquette, students of Iaido are taught the fundamentals of how to handle a sword, which includes nukitsuke (drawing the sword out of the scabbard) and how to perform noto (returning the sword to the scabbard). […]

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Traditional Japanese Sword Martial Art Taught Near Harrisonburg Va.

Elkton San Shin Kai Iaido teaches traditional Japanese Swordsmanship in Elkton Va., only about a 20 minute drive from Harrisonburg and JMU. Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido is a traditional Japanese koryu (old tradition) art using the samurai sword to immediately respond to an attack by drawing and cutting with one motion. Training includes solo kata […]

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Traditional Ki-Aikido Martial Art Classes Near Harrisonburg

Brian Kelley Sensei offers beginner-advanced Ki-Aikido classes in Elkton, Virginia which is only 20 minutes drive from Harrisonburg (which is certainly close to JMU). Brian Kelley Sensei’s Aikido dojo is part of the Eastern Ki Federation and is a traditional Japanese martial art that focuses on maintaining relaxation and calmness during stressful and violent encounters. […]

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