The name KiDo is made up of two old oriental concepts Ki (氣) and Do (道).
Ki has originally meant the vitality of all living things. Later, its meaning has expanded to include all things that cannot be clearly defined, but they are nevertheless perceptible and observable. It means also things that are not tangible, such as essence, idea, spirit etc.
Do literally means a path or road. The concept describes the underlying natural order of the universe and the way how universe works. It also means principles and teachings. We can experience this natural order when we perceive the world through a calm mind. The concept, therefore, refers to the understanding of things by experiencing them directly.
KiDo is a way to deeper understanding of natural relationship.
In the visible universe, everything has a form which has unique features. These forms are actually countless different energy fields. None of these forms are separated from each other, so their energies interact with each other. Indeed, the world is in constant change, and caused by this change is this continuous interaction between things. This constant interaction affects everything in our lives and it can be seen everywhere in our surrounding. We call this path of learning and living according to these universal laws an Art of Natural Relationship.
KiDo - Art of Natural Relationship
KiDo is art of natural relationship. Its main principles are awareness, control and connection.
Awareness is based on the information we obtain through perception. The information we get through perception, builds our understanding of ourselves and the outside world. So perception builds our awareness.
Control is based on mind and body coordination, the ability that we can consciously direct our attention and use our mind and body. By understanding our own inner world, we gain control of our own lives.
Connection and understanding it is an essential factor in life and successful operation, because we cannot separate ourselves from the environment. We are constantly affected by our environment, so establishing a good connection with it is paramount.
Being consciously present with an open and balanced mind, creates an essence that expresses immediacy and naturalness. This natural essence is the core of good connection and influence.
Some principles of KiDo:
- Relationship is the basis of life
- Connection with our environment always exists
- Living things strive to maintain balance
- Energy flows to the direction of attention
- The mind moves the body
- The mind creates a connection