As students and instructors, we follow the example of Master Koichi Tohei, one of the great teachers of our time. Through his life-long training of meditation, breathing, and martial arts he developed teaching methods that make evident many of the elusive qualities of our mind, body and spirit. Simple in their nature, and universal in their application, these principles are the foundation of our training.
We train to improve our lives as we learn. Learning and teaching are two parts of the same process, and students naturally progress to instructional roles as they develop in their training.
The Calgary Ki Society is led by a world-class team of instructors who have dedicated their lives to this training.
James AngevineFull Ki Lecturer, Okuden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 7th Dan, teaching for over 35 years.
Mike KoperAssistant Ki Lecturer, Shoden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 2nd Dan, teaching for over 20 years.
Brad ColemanJokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 1st Dan, teaching for over 5 years.
Andrew LongJokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 1st Dan.
Tom AqwaJokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 1st Dan.
Patrick Gradson - In MemoriamAssistant Ki Lecturer, Shoden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 2nd Dan
Patrick Gradson was one of the most respected instructors of the Calgary Ki Society and one of it's original members. Sadly, he passed in November of 2004.
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