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Kinomichi is a martial art derivative of Aikido. It was founded in France by Noro Masamichi in 1979. The emphasis is on natural order and how man is a link between heaven and earth. Movements Noro relates to the Sky are projections; movements related to the earth are immobilizations. Its ultimate goal is the realization of harmonious peace through a stylized method of combative techniques done in flowing slow motion.
“Each movement must tone, loosen, and sensitize the bodies of both practitioners, thus shifting the very nature of the movement itself from opposition into partnership”. When the Way of Man, the Way of Earth and the Way of Heaven are united, ascending energy is released from the ground upward. This energy moves through the feet, to the hands and beyond. Noro relates that he came to this realization from observing a tree. He realized that a tree ascends toward heaven with no centering, but full of energy.
For Noro, the hara is a simple point of passage. This was the genesis of his art. This begins with intent, moves through the hara and is modulated by the heart (shin).