Hiroyuki Aoki


Born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1936, he graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo where he received a degree in jurisprudence.

1963: Received 5th degree black belt (the highest level) from Master Shigeru Egami, Head Instructor of the Shotokai School of Karate-do.

1965: Established a special team, Rakutenkai, with a group of martial artists, musicians, fine art artists, and other free thinkers to conduct research and develop a system of physical culture that encompasses the healing arts, creativity and human potential, exuberant life-expression, and profound meditation.

1966: Discovered Tenshingoso and Eiko which later became the two fundamental forms in Shintaido.

1970: Established the Shintaido Kyokai, an association formed to develop Shintaido movements, and became Head Instructor.

1972: Invited to the Third International Conference of Humanistic Psychology in Tokyo to give a lecture and demonstrate Shintaido.

1980: Was invited to the First International Conference of Shintaido Instructors held in San Francisco, California, and assumed the office of President of the International Shintaido Federation.

1984: Invited to the “Tsukuba International Conference of Science/Technology and World of Ki” (Kagakugijutsu and Seishinsekai) to demonstrate “Toate” technique (“Ki” expression) before an assembly of western doctors and philosophers. Also invited to the Fifth International Conference of Transpersonal Psychology in Kyoto to give a lecture and demonstrate Shintaido.

1990: Received a degree of Doctor of Letters from the California Graduate School of Theology in recognition of his creation of Shintaido.

1991: Helped Dr. Kakichi Kadowaki establish the Society for Mind-Body Science (Jintai-kagaku-kai) in Tokyo and attended its first conference.

Shintaido (The Body is a Message of the Universe), in Japanese, English and French
Origins (A History of Shintaido), in Japanese and English
Tenshingoso and Eiko, in Japanese and English
The Zero Point of Consciousness and the World of Ki, in Japanese and English