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Old 11-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
Michael Varin
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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?

-Michael
"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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