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Old 11-29-2011, 05:29 AM   #1
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
The Nature of Ki no Nagare

The way I was taught (or, at least, remember being taught), kihon was static and ki no nagare was in movement. Ki was always ambiguously translated as energy.

A lot has changed over the years.

I have found these distinctions to be totally insufficient.

I have begun to think that spirit or life-force is a much better way to look at ki. And ki no nagare should be to go with the flow of that, which I might add is very different than going with the flow of movement. (I also now realize that kihon is more properly basics or fundamental.)

Any thoughts?

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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