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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 04:29 PM
James Sawers

This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things....and, Nothing Special..., available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites.....Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
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In General Farting Away Ki! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 06-10-2012 05:51 PM
Farting Away Ki!

Picture this: A large auditorium
A sea of white gis
And dark hakama, thrown in
Summer Camp in San Diego
Many years ago

Probably over two hundred
Aikidoka In the room
Sitting seiza, sweat cooling
Listening to Chiba Sensei speak

We all listen attentively, of course
Leaning forward, trying to catch
And comprehend his words and meaning
His English sometimes hard to understand

Suddenly, in the now quiet hall
Someone lets out a loud fart!
Poor bastard, two hundred plus aikidoka
And Chiba Sensei and he (or she) loses it!

Chiba Sensei stops speaking and asks loudly:
Who can't control their anus?
This we somehow all understand
He grins and we all laugh - 'course
No one raises their hand!

Chiba Sensei's thought is that farting
Is one way for the body to lose ki
Still, if that last burrito with beans
Is still hanging around
What to do?

Views: 1234 | Comments: 3

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#3 06-11-2012 09:12 PM
Shadowfax Says:
At a recent seminar Kayla Feder sensei said her teacher referred to it as ushiro kokyu and considered it a fine thing. Glad you liked the link. I found it quite amusing myself.
#2 06-11-2012 02:46 PM
James Sawers Says:
No, but this was hilarious...Wish I could have added this as an extra to my post....Learn something extremely new every day....As for "ki management", farting, as with some other bodily fuctions, can apparently hinder or increase the amount of ki you have available or can generate. I only know a little of the subject, but the incident has remained with me over the years, so your point (on the website) about farting being just funny may be the most telling...Thanks for the website!
#1 06-11-2012 09:02 AM
Shadowfax Says:
Have you by any chance run across this? http://www.tofugu.com/2012/02/18/japanese-fart-scrolls/

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