In concept and strategy, technique of attack and counter attack can flow one into another indefinitely and with unlimited response and application.
A practical strategy and response are essential when called upon to test the sincerity of one's training.
One must create a path of continuous study to foster discipline and improve skill.
Mastering the proper application of technique and falling, allow one to be mentally and physically prepared at all times and under any circumstance.
In Kobayashi Ryu concept and physical application of technique are one and the same.
Proper training allows one to build stamina, mobility and prevent injury.
In addition to attending regular classes, it is highly recommended that all members maintain a daily exercise routine for overall health and well being.
Good health is to be considered one's most important asset and proper nutrition mandatory to maintain mental and physical fitness and the key to healing injury and illness efficiently.
Aikiken and Aikijo practice the application of armed technique and the key that opens the path to understanding the unarmed technique of Aikitaijutsu.
As weapons application is practiced and skill developed, the feeling and application of technique becomes non-different and flows weapon to weapon, armed to unarmed or hand to hand.
Aikitaijutsu is the practice and application of unarmed technique using combinations of strikes, controls, submissions and throws.
Aikitaijutsu is practiced tachiwaza (both partners standing), hanmi handachi (one partner kneeling/one standing) and suwariwaza (both partners kneeling).