Kinomichi International Instructors Association
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Kinomichi, Noro method, is a Japanese art form in the Budō tradition (educational method stemming from a martial art), created in Paris in 1979 by Masamichi Noro. This non-competitive, non-martial sports discipline is for everyone. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Sports.
Kinomichi is a dynamic practice, similar to Aïkido which it stems from. The fundamentals of this art are based on the notions of Ki (energy) Shin (heart) Do (path). Kinomichi can be practiced alone, or with one or more partners; a jo or bokken can also be used. Kinomichi integrates notions of spirals, contact, union and harmony using approach techniques and forms. Progress is made from initiation to fundamental basics and applications in levels going from 1 through 7.