Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Castle Rock AIKIDO Students Visit CU Boulder
for a "KI" workshop with Shinichi Tohei Sensei
A little while ago Castle Rock AIKIDO students Richard, James, Sean and Gerry attended a workshop with Shinichi Tohei Sensei at the University of Colorado Boulder. There were about 100 people in attendance. While not specifically an Aikido seminar, Tohei Sensei's workshop focused on a principle fundamental to Aikido of "Ki" or mind-body coordination, and its practical application not just in Aikido but to business, family, friendship, and daily life.
For such a young man, Tohei Sensei's warm smile and charismatic persona captured the attention of all attendees for three straight hours and when he spoke to you, you knew you had his full attention. The sense of awareness he demonstrated was a powerful testament to his practice of Aikido.
Shinichi Tohei Sensei is the son of Koichi Tohei Sensei, the founder of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, Aikido with Mind and Body Coordinated. He is seeking to apply the principles created by his father to human communication and development. He has conducted workshops and seminars for leading actors, corporations, business executives, educators, professional sports teams and individual athletes throughout Japan. He is also the author of Kokoro wo Shizumeru (Calming Mind), published in 2009.