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Old 11-25-2006, 09:42 AM   #20
acot
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Re: Poll: Is "ki" as used in aikido a metaphor for you?

The word qi in Chinese actually is used to describe breath. The energy we get from simply breathing. With that in mind the word angry is sometimes said er qi or (hot air). It is a normal part of Eastern Language. I live in Taiwan, and I speak a fair amount of Chinese, but I am not sure about all the different meanings though out Asia. Only how the chinese use it. (qi is a very common word used in combination with many other words to adjust the meaning, but it really is used to describe energy from breath in most cases).

Ryan

Nope.... doesn't address the question at all.. sorry.

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