Shinshin Toitsu Aikido


(Aikido with Mind and Body Coordination)

Welcome to the Raleigh Ki Aikido (RKA) website.

We strive to promote personal well-being and harmony in daily life through Shinshin Toitsu Aikido (Aikido with mind and body coordination), which can be learned by anyone.

Raleigh Ki Aikido is a nonprofit organization and  a member of the Eastern Ki Federation, a part of the Shinshin Toitsu Aikido Kai headed by Shinichi Tohei sensei in Tochigi, Japan.

How To Get Started?

We ask everyone who is new to Shinshin Toitsu Aikido to take our 4-week beginner’s course. This is a good way to look at what Shinshin Toitsu Aikido is all about and see if it is right for you.

Who May Join?

We are currently accepting students who are 13 years (junior high) or older. If you are under 18, you must obtain a signature from your parent/guardian on our release of liability form.

We are a very small dojo and we do not currently offer children’s classes or individual lessons.

What Should I Wear?

Aikido techniques involve grabbing the wrists, arms, and shoulders, as well as some kneeling and rolling on the mat. Loose-fitting, durable shirts and sweat pants, or white (bleached or unbleached) judo/karate dogi are recommended. Shorts are not recommended as we perform exercises on our knees.

How To Register?

  1. Sending us an email at
  2. Read and sign our release of liability form. You may bring this with you or sign one at the dojo on the first day of class.
  3. Bring a one-time payment of $40.00 with you on the first day of the course. This will pay for the entire four-week introductory course.


Temple Baptist Church

Community Center, 2nd Floor (to the west of the main building)

1417 Clifton St., Raleigh NC 27604