Welcome to the Brighton Ki Society 

Japanese Yoga | Meditation | Martial Arts | Healing

We are a non-profit educational charity promoting physical and mental well-being through mind and body co-ordination. We aim to provide affordable tuition for all, and a friendly space to develop and grow. We study universal principles for life through Japanese yoga, meditation martial arts and healing practices.

Ki symbol in Japanese calligraphy

Develop life skills including natural posture, mindfulness, an open approach to challenges.

Learn meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques.

Improve your balance, concentration, co-ordination, fitness and flexibility.

At our central Brighton dojo we provide affordable tuition for all ages and abilities.

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Japanese yoga

Discover shin shin tōitsu-dō – the way of mind and body unification.

Japanese yoga is a study of universal principles of nature and how they can be used to help us in our daily lives. The goal of this way of mind and body unification is to have free use of mind and body: to be natural, stress-free, effective and harmonious in our actions and interactions with others. Experience how your body reflects your state of mind, and learn to use biofeedback to find a naturally calm and stable state of being.

Learn and develop key skills for life:

✔︎ awareness of your body and natural posture
✔︎ understanding of the quality of your state of mind
✔︎ relaxed and positive approach to challenges
✔︎ breathing and relaxation techniques
✔︎ meditation while sitting, standing and moving

Find out more – Classes from £5


Learn ki-aikido, a harmonious and dynamic martial art for peaceful conflict resolution.

Aikido literally means “the way of harmony with ki”. At our friendly dojo we practice ki-aikido – also known as shin shin tōitsu aikido (aikido with mind and body unified). Our aikido classes help develop an understanding of ki (energy, intentionality) to lead opponents by moving together, rather than colliding or fighting.

Using principles drawn from Japanese yoga, the goal of our practice is to have free use of mind and body. We strive to be be natural, effective and harmonious in our actions and interactions with others while developing skills for self-defence and daily life in a safe and co-operative environment.

✔︎ improve agility, balance and co-ordination
✔︎ develop flexibility and dexterity
✔︎ learn skills for self-defence and daily life
✔︎ improve your physical and mental health

Join our beginner’s course for £32


What is ki and why study it?

Ki is a concept in Eastern philosophy that can be thought of as the energy or life-force that fills the universe. It is a central principle in various forms of martial arts and healing practices. The power we often think we have – our usual ability, formed from our usual habits – is like the small visible segment of an iceberg, which floats above the surface of the water. We often think this is all there is. But hidden beneath the surface of the water is a much larger part of the iceberg. By studying universal principles, we can learn to activate our full potential.

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By Shinichi Tohei, President and Chief Instructor of the Ki Society

  • What is most important
    by ki-aikido on 5th March 2020 at 12:00 am

    The “New Coronavirus” is spreading worldwide. This unknown virus has no established preventive or therapeutic methods.  It presents a particular risk for elderly people, and those who may have pre-exi...

  • The 100th anniversary of Koichi Tohei Sensei's birth
    by ki-aikido on 19th January 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Today is the birthday of Koichi Tohei Sensei, the founder of Shinshintoitsu Aikido. Koichi Tohei Sensei was born in 1920, and we will be celebrating his 100th anniversary this year. The Ki Society HQ...

  • What is Extending Ki?
    by iwade on 4th December 2019 at 11:02 am

    When Ki is stuck, we cannot use our mind freely, but if we can extend Ki, then Ki will begin flowing again. When we extend Ki, as a result, new Ki always comes to us. I have learned Ki Aikido since wh...

  • To Live with the Universe
    by iwade on 10th April 2019 at 9:55 am

    Koichi Tohei Sensei always told us to live with the Universe. We live our life based on the values which come from our past experiences. Each person has their own gauge at to what is acceptable, and ...

  • “Make Up Your Mind!”
    by iwade on 25th September 2018 at 8:27 am

    Koichi Tohei Sensei was both my teacher and my father. After our relationship became “teacher and student”, we had to stop thinking of each other as “father and son” and I never called him “Dad” agai...

This week

  • Children's Ki Aikido Class (4 to 7 Years)
    Saturday, 4 April @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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  • Taigi
    Saturday, 4 April @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • SST Advanced Class 2nd Kyu and above
    Saturday, 4 April @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • Children's Ki Aikido Class
    Monday, 6 April @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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  • Introduction to Japanese Yoga & Ki Aikido
    Monday, 6 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • Japanese Yoga Lunchtime Drop-in
    Wednesday, 8 April @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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  • Children's Ki Aikido Class
    Wednesday, 8 April @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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  • Children's Ki Aikido Class
    Wednesday, 8 April @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • Intermediate Ki & Aikido Class
    Wednesday, 8 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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