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Old 08-30-2011, 08:52 PM   #15
ronin67
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Re: How do Akikai Aikido students learn about KI?

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Chicko Xerri wrote: View Post
You feel it for yourself when you practice Aikido, regardless of what particular group you train with. Get away from the notion of others, them and styles, there is no aiki in that thinking place. Practice and visualize the feeling that emanates from the basic techniques and you will find the Way to KI feeling for your self through the practice itself.
Ki development only goes so far when performing the different waza. Ki is not a mere feeling (anger, sadness, happiness, etc.), it is the application and human projection of energy from the spirit, generated from the hara (one point). The whole issue of perfecting Ki extension through just waza, is limited. Which was recognized by Tohei Sensei. This was the reason why he developed methods outside of waza to develop Ki and to test its applications. It is a energy many people often relate to a feeling, yet regardless in its mechanics it works outside of mere human feelings. Which explains why extending Ki can still be applied regardless of what feelings or emotions you have at the time. Many people in the Aikido realm would like to attach it to a feeling, yet it isn't. Now if you wish to say, "Through extending KI, I have obtained a great feeling of tranquility", that is the feeling resulting from the projection of Ki. A difficult concept to understand sometimes.

May God bless!

Ed

May God bless!

"Aikido can never truly bring peace without the full understanding and application of KI ".
-Me
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