Re: Ki and Chi
I've probably been practicing (being nice) longer, that's all...and believe me, I need the practice! My knee is still problamatic for the shikko exercise, but I am doing some of the ones I learned from Ellis like the 'turtle drinking ki'. I'm exploring a lot of different ways to bring those topics into my physical practice, but I've got a long ways to go. Trying to be more aware of the spine and keeping the shoulder blades together is helping a lot I think...but learning the right places to relax and the right places to focus on is hard without someone directly teaching this stuff.
I think that's one advantage of the Aunkai approach...they don't try to teach or learn Martial Art per se, they focus on the body movement.