TAIGITaigi have been practiced in Japan since 1978. Taigi is based on the traditional movements of Aikido, and is used as an exercise and expression of Ki movement through a series of techniques with a partner. They are judged by balance, rhythm, and grace of dynamic motion. There are a total of 30 Taigi, 29 of them have been practiced in individual dojos across the US. They have become one of the core parts of training for Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, a.k.a. Ki Aikido.
Taigi were developed by Koichi Tohei Sensei, the founder of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. They have been taught in Ki Society dojos in Japan for many years and they have held yearly Taigi competitions as part of their training. In 1996 the first International Taigi Competition was held in Japan with students from all over the world. The next International Taigi Competition will be held in Japan in 2004.
Changes last made on: November 28, 2010
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