KI NO KENKYUKAI 気の研究会
(Ki Research Society). Used interchangeably with Shinshin Toitsu Aikido. An organization established by Koichi TOHEI in September 1971 which incorporates his teaching methodology emphasizing the concept of KI. The creation of this society corresponded to the period when Tohei was still chief instructor at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO and reflected the rift that had developed between him and the hierarchy of the Aikikai. Tohei officially separated from the Aikikai in June 1974 and began to devote all of his time to this organization and teaching SHINSHIN TOITSU AIKIDO.