Amelia Smith wrote:
Kanai Sensei sometimes mentioned ki, saying something to the effect that ki means intention.
Personally, I believe that ki is a real thing, going beyond physical body mechanics, and that it can be understood as a kind of mental force, for training purposes. Y'know, mind-body unity and all that.
So does mental force exist without physical reality (a brain)?
It certainly may, but in x thousand years, no one has been able to reliably demonstrate and prove it.
So why not use models that are clearly demonstrable and easily teachable?