The essential training elements of a Samurai Warrior Community/Clan committed to Life Force (Ki/Chi)
- and faith in the goal towards which the Communities members are working
The above elements manifest themselves practically in the following ways:
- Community/Clan members routinely share in the responsibility for the running and maintenance of the community. Senior students take a leadership role in this regard.
- The Community/Clan is a cooperative organization in which all members are concerned with the welfare of the community and each other
- The general state of the Community/Clan administration, organization and training is a reflection of the internal state of the students
- The individual student must keep his/her training clothes and accessories clean in good repair and stored neatly
- From the Chief Instructor down through the hierarchy of the Senior Students and Junior students there must be a chain of obedience underpinned by mutual respect
- Senior students must provide a good example to the Junior students and must support and reinforce the teachings of the Chief Instructor.
- Junior students must remain open minded and humble in order for them to learn the principles of Samurai Warrior – Ki Aikido
- The hierarchy of the Aikido Community described above should in no way deny the basic respect that should be offered to all members
- Personal strict adherence to rules of etiquette in training create conditions for good training e.g.;
- Formal start and finish of training sessions
- Paired training