Re: What is Ki?
I had such high hopes for this thread. But I guess the answer to "what is ki" varies as much as do the various experiences that people have had.
Looks like there's just too much variation in what has been experienced (and what has not yet been experienced) for this to go anywhere.
There's enough posted on aikiweb and elsewhere for each reader to find that "ki" in body arts doesn't have to be a nebulous, opinion- or faith-based term. It's a specific thing, rather than being everything that has a Japanese name that uses the character "ki."
Well, I guess that's just one opinion.