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Old 12-08-2008, 09:44 PM   #4
Dojo: aikido of charlotte
Location: Charlotte
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 112
Re: Ki, Chi, and "Energy"

Aw, personally I think that what the Japanese mean when they talk about in a martial sense isn't understandable by anyone who doesn't have a working knowledge of Japanses AND a working knowledge of the way a Japanese speaker thinks.

And personally I don't think Ki has anything to do with X-rays gamma rays, or gravitation. In the sense that Ki gets translated to what we say as energy, the closest it could be is kinetic energy or momentum.

But hey, however you think about it, its the results on the mat that count. I just hope I never run into somebody that shoots energy bolts out of their hands...Then I'll have a different appreciation of Ki....
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