In the « Seven Spiritual Laws of Success », Deepak Chopra quotes from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5:

« You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny. »

Each human being has endowed with a physical, mental and psychic structure. Therefore, it has its own manner of expressing itself  in relation to other people.
Harmonizing behavioural relations within our society generates a “standardisation” of those relations, namely creating generally accepted patterns within which we can however express our originality.

As a martial art, AIKIDO offers us a frame of social manifestation, both physical and mental, where we can express ourselves in a free and harmonious manner, by applying the philosophy of a non-destructive approach to conflict.

Therefore, irrespectively of their age, AIKIDO teaches people that some situations may be solved amiably and politely, without feeding verbal or behavioural tensions which could easily degenerate into verbal or physical violence.  
According to its very philosophical concept, AIKIDO accepts its manifestation not only on a physical level, but especially on its spiritual and energetic level in a manner that is specific and original to each individual.

Thus, aikido is a generous concept that presents itself under different forms and styles – HOMBU, IWAMA, YOSHINKAN, KI-AIKIDO, TOMIKI –allowing those who practice it to choose from this variety what suits them best in terms of their physical, psychic and spiritual structure.
Each of those styles has its specific features and relates to AIKIDO from various perspectives: conservative – HOMBU, IWAMA, energetic – KI AIKIDO, competitional – TOMIKI, combat (aikijutsu) – YOSHINKAN, etc.
A lasting and sincere practice of AIKIDO can generate new approaches to its application both within dojo as in everyday life, so as to obtain higher and beneficial results in relation with our partners.   

Starting from these premises and based on my personal findings, I have experimented and obtained outstanding results with aikido practitioners within the dojo, after energizing it through specific REIKI techniques.
AIKIDO is a martial art that is necessarily « full contact », which means that the two partners are playing the role of uke and nage in turns when executing specific aikido techniques and procedures.

The Reiki therapist makes use of his or her hands to induce beneficial influences on various areas of the pacient’s body. This action brings the pacient’s energetic fields back into balance.

These two arts merged into a unitary frame creating a new aikido style that I have named AIKIREI – meaning THE FOREMOST TRIBUTE TO THE UNIVERSAL ENERGIES.


What is AIKIREI?

AIKIREI is the perfect combination between AIKIDO and REIKI, that is a martial art and a holistic method of physical and spiritual healing, both aimed to integrate and harmonize our inner energy with surrounding energies, with other beings or non-beings.

AIKIREI is an approach to AIKIDO that emphasizes first our spiritual and secondly our physical side, at the same time envisaging to harmonize our energy with those surrounding us.  AIKIREI stands for the fact that we can be better persons, we can do good things and we can help those in need, first by understanding the reality that we live in and also by being aware in the present moment of all conditioning.

We should find a way to fulfil our desires without troubling other persons. From philosophical principles to day-to-day practice there is a long « WAY » which only the « initiated » ones can truly walk on. 

In Aikido we make use of non-destructive combat methods, while in Reiki we avail ourselves of our inner energies and by using our own hands following a physical-emotional-mental unitary pattern, we succeed in rebalancing our energies, and thus we get to remove all causes of disease.