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Suikido 水氣道 is a 21st century interdisciplinary pragmatic body-of-knowledge that encompass authentic source martial, yogic, meditative, instinctual flow movement arts; body treatment and re-balancing therapy; plant-based nutrition, nutritional therapy, and synergistic herbology; naturalistic detoxification and purification.

It signifies the synergy of fusion and epitomizes a coming-together of universal principles, ancient wisdom, and cutting-edge holistic practices.

Within all facets of Suikido there are essentially two distinct kinds of knowledge; an “outer” physical and an “inner” energetic.

In practice there is no separation, everything overlaps and intertwine.

Sui Ki Do

Water ● Life-force  Path 

The name Suikido consists of the 3 Japanese characters 水 (Sui), 氣 (Ki), 道 (Do).

水 Sui
means water and reflects a quality of suppleness and fluidity

氣 Ki
means life-force and refers to the dynamics of energy-in-motion

means a path and denotes a process of holistic integration

Essence of Suikido

Leave all knowledge and headucation at home
Learning entails entering the unknown
Skillfullness is a continuous process
There is no such thing as ordinary
Everything taught is vital
Imitation and repetition is not learning
Be attentive, vigilant, and self-driven
Time has ceased – every act is your last act

Seal of Suikido

We do not teach nor adhere to any idea, theory, concept, methodology, doctrine, tradition, ideology, canon, scripture, philosophy, lineage, ism, belief system, or any other man-made, man-centered mental, intellectual, psychological, spiritual fabrications.

Nor do we contemplate upon, refer to, narrate, quote, recite or parrot obsolete dogma, quasi words-of-wisdom, new age spirituality, second-hand book knowledge, self-development clichés, or any other related platitudes.

The purpose of Suikido is not to convince, persuade, motivate, charm, tempt, entice, or seduce anybody into anything; nor are we here to promote a product or propagate a thing.

Suikido is neither a product nor a thing.

The way of Suikido is a pragmatic living body-of-knowledge and the on-going expression of a life-time of dedicated training, practice, research, application.


How We Work

We facilitate four annual retreats; spring, summer, autumn, winter.

Further we lead seasonal master class courses in the Fused Martial Art and Yogic Flow Art of Suikido.

During the winter months November through to February we conduct purification sweat lodges.

Besides these seasonal events the prime focus of our work is to teach, educate, and counsel individuals and small groups that seek out the pragmatic knowledge and science of Suikido.

We facilitate this central work in the form of bespoke retreats, educational retreats, one-to-one, mentorship training, and through long-term apprenticeship.

 You engage and activate the ways, principles, and practices of Suikido by way of personal request/enquiry.

Find Us

Suikido Dojo 水氣道 道場 is a present-day Movement Temple, Knowledge Centre, and Holistic Healing Retreat dedicated to the practice, study, research, and evolution of authentic source martial, yogic, meditative, instinctive movement arts; body treatment and re-balancing therapy; plant-based nutrition and synergistic herbology; naturalistic detoxification and purification.

Suikido Dojo is located in the mountains of Monchique in the Algarve Region of South Portugal.

It is the abode, practice-space, and Dojo of martial-yogic adept, 21st century warrior monk, visionary, and innovator of Suikido, Chris Valles; and of educator, counselor, co-creator, and Suikido adept, Anette Munch.

We work with people from all walks and ways of life that seek out the knowledge and pragmatic ways of Suikido.