Ki is the binding energy of nature and is the essence of the universe. It is the energy which keeps us in rhythm with the world. Most people believe that only trained people have Ki, but in reality the universe is impartial. Whether a person is good or bad, strong or weak, Ki is there.

How can we achieve harmony? How can we learn to blend and react non-violently in a violent situation and stay calm and in control in the midst of chaos? All of these things can be achieved through the study and application of the basic principles of Aikido. These principles teach the coordination of mind and body, which is the foundation of Ki training and the art of Aikido.