Ki-Aikido or Shin-Shin-Toitsu Aikido was developed by Koichi Tohei (1920-2011), one of the most important students of the founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei (1883-1969).
In 1977 Kenjiro Yoshigasaki Sensei, one of the most distinctive of Tohei's students in his turn, moved to Europe to teach Ki and Aikido there. He taught seminars all around Europe to more than 5000 students.
In 2001, he founded a separate, European Aikido association under the name of "Ki No Kenkyukai Association Internationale", based in Brussels. Doing this, he adapted content, teaching methods and the examination program to his understanding of the harmonious martial art of Aikido and the philosophy it is based on.
Since 2015, the name of the association has been Ki No Kenkyukai Internationale. In spring 2021 far more than 100 European dojos are affiliated with it.
On February 12th 2021 Doshu Kenjiro Yoshigasaki passed away.
On February 1st 2022 the Ki No Kenkyukai Musubi was announced. It is an umbrella organization for all dojos and associations that follow the path of Doshu Yoshigasaki.