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In remembrance of Seichi Tabata Sensei

Orange County Ki Society

The Orange County Ki Society was established in 1984 to spread Ki Principles and Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido as taught by Master Koichi Tohei.

Located in Southern Orange County, California, we provide a traditional Japanese dojo training environment for students of all ages and abilities. The programs are led by highly skilled instructors with 15 to 40 years of experience. All instructors are certified by the Ki Society and receive ongoing instruction to stay current and maintain certification.

Master Tohei, the Founder of the Ki Society, passed away in 2011 at the age of 91. His son, Shinichi Tohei Sensei, presides at headquarters in Japan. The Orange County Ki Society is associated with Ki Society H.Q. in Japan thru our relationship with the Northwest Ki Federation.
Articles by Shinichi Tohei Sensei
Performing the Bamboo Cut
There is a form of practice which is called Bamboo Cutting (Takekiri no Gyo). Each end of a green bamboo stick is placed in a couple layers of paper with slits cut in them to hold the bamboo stick...

To Recreate & Imitate
I am a part-time lecturer in general education at a university in Tokyo. Every week, I teach the students unification of mind and body in Aikido. During the past 15 years, I have taught more than...
The Power of the Mind
Words such as "steel" or "iron" are often used to describe the power or strength of the mind in Japanese. This usually gives the impression that a strong mind is hard or rigid. The truth is...
Strong Ki
Please imagine that a person that you know as having "strong Ki". The image that comes to most people is usually of a person being very assertive, tough and intense. The meaning of "strong Ki" is actually...
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