Internal Martial Arts




Clear calm and serene felicity are essential for human nature. Exemplars ad guidelines are regulators of affairs. If you know human nature, your self-development will not be warped. If you know how affairs are regulated, your actions will not be confused.


Akio Sawai showing Taikiken Hakkei.
Kenichi Sawai sensei showing Taikiken Hakkei.

Intake of Ki (Hakkei), of strength and psychological force

At the conclusion of the swaying motion, return to the original position (Fig.1). Taking a half step on your left foot, bring your right hand to your left hand and inhale deeply (Figs.2 and 3). Next, taking a half step forward on your right foot and bringing your right hand to your left and, inhale deeply again (Figs.4 through 6). This intake of breath represents a concentration of strength and psychological force.

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