Aikijutsu Exclusive

Aikijutsu developed within the Aizu domain of Japan where certain families came together, bringing their own expertise in Jujutsu, swordsmanship, spearmanship, horsemanship, archery, strategy, and other war-related arts. Other non-martial arts were also valued such as calligraphy, poetry, healing arts, ethics, etiquette, and other areas of learning more related to peace. The more traditional lines of Aikijutsu today still give priority to the spiritual training of the student, and judges his or her progress by means of character, dedication, humility, willingness to contribute to the welfare of the dojo, the progress of the fellow students, and other traits that show a loyal and selfless spirit. These make a student worthwhile to be instructed in the inner secrets of the art. These fundamental principles are:

  1. Metsuke: Meeting or focus of the eyes.
  2. Kokyu: Breathing.
  3. Ma-ai: Distance between opponents.
  4. Kuzushi: Breaking the opponent's balance.
  5. Zanshin: Staying attentive at the end of a technique.
  6. Aiki: Spirit or energy unification.

Entrance Requirements: Limited to those of Honorable Alignments. Minimum Attributes include I.Q.

Skill Cost: 14 years

Costume: Keikogi and Hakama

Stance: Facing opponent with one foot forward and the other back, arms extended forward as if holding a sword.

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