The KIAI is the Aikido Institute's official blog, consisting of articles, announcements and other postings from dojo members. The KIAI was originally a newsletter, founded in 1998 by Hoa Newens Sensei who was dojo-cho of our dojo for a number of years in the late 80s and in the 90s. Part of the idea is that reflecting and writing about Aikido furthers and strengthens our practice. We welcome articles and other works from all dojo members and from others as well (send us a note below!).