Kinokawa ryu is a form of Aikido that emphasizes the unconditional acceptance and blending of energy (Ki). Its focus is to achieve the unification of mind, body and spirit into one movement with total concentration and purpose.
Kinokawa means “River of ki” or ” River of spirit”. Kinokawa ryu, unlike other forms of Aikido, believes in the realistic application of Aikido as a martial art and as a path for spiritual growth. In addition, Kinokawa ryu practitioners believe and follow the “Five Principles of Aikido” as taught by O’Sensei and the “Four Principles to Unify Mind and Body” as taught by Koichi Tohei.