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Old 03-01-2006, 11:27 AM   #11
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Re: Desperate to rehabilitate ki

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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?

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Tarik

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