Re: Using Ki. Ki-atsu.
Kiatsu certainly helped my aikido! My teacher was a serious softball player and injured his shoulder over thirty years ago while playing. His brother-in-law practiced aikido and introduced him to his teacher for kiatsu treatment. Apparently the treatment worked and Sensei has been studying and teaching aikido since that time. Absent kiatsu, our dojo wouldn't exist today and our teacher would probably be watching softball.