In the beginning, my teaching approached my Master Ueshiba Morihei's by the technical study. I wanted my students to follow the direction of Ki (energy / breath) so I created Kinomichi. Today (2007), is a new step: I want them to approach the Shin (heart), I want them to study the Way of breath and heart (Shin Ki). The purpose of this study is the large set of techniques. The techniques are the door of the heart and they must bear the heart with energy. I never betrayed the teachings of my Master. Loyalty is the Japanese tradition. "Noro Masamichi Sensei.
The Soaxia FFAAA dojo is affiliated with the number 60300015 to the French Federation of Aikido, Aikibudo and Affinitaires (FFAAA). It has a specific mode of formation, transmission and evolution. It allows instruction according to Japanese martial tradition through the study of Kinomichi, emerging discipline of Aikido.
The progression is supported by a relationship ethic associated with a technical nomenclature, which is Title IX of the Kinomichi Graduate Subcommittee Rules (SCSDGEK) for the Specialized Committee on the Danes and Equivalent Grades (CSDGE).
3 levels of progression are proposed:
- 1st level beginner (e): it corresponds to the first 5 initiations of Kinomichi. The study of jo as well as that of ken (bokken - iaï) are discussed at each class. The training passes the knowledge of human biomechanics. Education open to Aikido practitioners.
- 2nd intermediate level: it corresponds to Kinomichi Intiation 6 with applications (2nd to 5th dan), supplemented by theoretical and practical training on the oriental conception of human energetics. Level 1 Development. Education open on 1st dan and by permission to Aikido practitioners who have validated initiation 1 and 2.
- 3rd level superior: realization of Martial Art in the noble and profound sense of the term. Education open with authorization.
Hubert THOMAS Hanshi
8th dan DNBK*, 7th dan UFA** (FFAAA), Shihan
*Dai Nippon Butoku Kai General Corporation Japan
**Union of Aikido Fédérations France
Disciple instructor of Noro Masamichi Sensei