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Sojourner
02-06-2015, 10:05 PM
This is from a great book, well worth adding to your collection!

https://www.facebook.com/KiAikidoSouthAustralia/photos/a.363411017102031.1073741825.213921848717616/669343703175426/?type=1&theater

Arman
07-31-2018, 07:09 AM
At which level of kyu or dan is providing the ki-test/exame? Thanks.

lbb
08-01-2018, 11:05 AM
At which level of kyu or dan is providing the ki-test/exame? Thanks.

Right after the level where they test your Hogwarts house.

JJF
08-01-2018, 01:32 PM
At which level of kyu or dan is providing the ki-test/exame? Thanks.

What Mary may want to say is that not all styles of Aikido.. in fact only q few.. test for ki ability. It is mainly done in ki aikido as far as I know.

In most other styles it is assessed either indirectly or not really at all as part of the general evaluation of the person grading..

Any style where you test your ability to shoot balls or rays of ki energy or test your ability to lift anything with your mind is probably not affiliated closely to hombu Dojo ;)

Mary Eastland
08-01-2018, 03:57 PM
Ki testing starts at our dojo right when technique testing begins.

RonRagusa
08-01-2018, 05:46 PM
Ki testing starts at our dojo right when technique testing begins.

And none of that testing involves action at a distance.

Ron

phitruong
08-03-2018, 12:40 PM
And none of that testing involves action at a distance.

Ron

depends on your definition of ki. my definition usually involved beans and cabbage. in such case, testing should be done at a distance, preferably in a different time zone. :)

RonRagusa
08-03-2018, 02:08 PM
depends on your definition of ki. my definition usually involved beans and cabbage. in such case, testing should be done at a distance, preferably in a different time zone. :)

While I don't share your definition, within the context of your definition I wholeheartedly agree with your recommendation. ;)

Ron

Arman
08-10-2018, 04:34 AM
Many thanks for detailed info.

kironin
08-18-2018, 03:42 PM
Ki Testing in Ki-Aikido styles really should be called "mind-body coordination tests" to avoid the usual misunderstandings. After all, it's origins are from Tempu Nakamura Sensei's Shin Shin Toitsu Do (way of coordination of mind and body). It's required to pass the first level exercises at beginner level of test before the first Aikido kyu rank test - usually 5th kyu. This amounts to demonstrating a beginner level of how to stand, sit, breathe and extend one's arm. Knowing how to test correctly at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level is actually the more tricky thing to learn because it's really the way of teaching. Incorporating the learned body sense automatically and dynamically in one's Aikido takes time obviously but done right it's a pretty good systematic method of teaching some of the internal aspects of the art.

speaking as someone that has a Ki Lecturer rank from KNK,

and I have no interest in giving a Ki Lecture. :rolleyes: