Greg. The competition aspect came from you mentioning Dan. O.K. maybe it was purely comparitive. My apologies.
Of course Ki is universal and external to the body as well as in it. There's no disagreement there. Ki in Toheis model as you put it is indeed extended out and taken into the body but I wouldn't say 'from the body' I would say from one point which is put at a location of center.( maybe my way of saying the same thing)
I too laugh at such concepts of balls of Ki. What's new?
Yes, from center where all energies come through, around, into, and controlled by - where the mind also resides as well and NOT in the head