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Old 11-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #2
Dirk Hanss
 
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Re: Poll: Which is more important in your aikido training: "aiki" or "ki"?

Hmm, very difficult -
Without ki there is no ai-ki and without aiki there is no Way of Aiki, ie no aikido.
But they are both essential to aikido.
probably one can say have to start to develop ki in order to achieve aiki. Then you are following aikido.

Then ki is more important.

But I rather would say, they are both preconditions - not preconditions to attend aikido classes, but preconditions to say, what you are doing really is aikido
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