The Kishinkaï Aïkido school 喜振会 was created in 2013 by Léo Tamaki, with the help of Issei Tamaki, Julien Coup and Tanguy Le Vourc’h.
Other teachers in France, Europe and abroad then joined this group, now represented on all continents.
The four French teachers, at the base of this project, all have for main source of inspiration the work of master Tamura Nobuyoshi in Aïkido. They also followed the work of master Kuroda Tetsuzan, master Hino Akira and master Minoru Akuzawa.
This website aims to provide the public with a set of information about the school and provide school’s members resources and material for their own practice.
Meaning of Kishinkaï 喜 振 会 by Leo Tamaki
« I choose the name Kishinkaï 喜振会 to designate the group gathering behind the practice that I propose.»
喜, is pronounced as KI in on’yomi, and YOROKOBU in kun’yomi. It means be happy, to rejoice. It is also the second character in the first name of Tamura senseï, Nobuyoshi.
振, is pronounced SHIN in on’yomi, and FURU in kun’yomi. It means to agitate, to prosper. But shin also has the meaning of deepening. 振 is also the first character of Kuroda senseï school : Shinbukan.
会, is pronounced KAÏ in on’yomi, and AU in kun’yomi. It means metting, association.
Kishinkaï 喜振会 is the the group which deepens the study in joy, it’s also a tribute to two of my teachers as well as to the greatest masters of Budo.