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Old 06-29-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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Re: Masakatsu Agatsu

Gillies Sensei wrote:
Broadly speaking there are two kinds [of ki]: Tariki and Jiriki. Tariki is 'other power', i.e. impersonal and universal. Jiriki is 'self-power' and the kind that most martial arts deal with. They are not entirely separate and Tohei, for example, emphasised how development of Jiriki led to a greater understanding of Tariki - becoming one with the universe.
I was hoping to get folks' opinions and thoughts in terms of what I've recently read Gillies Sensei describe regarding Tariki and Jiriki. How might developing "proper spirit" fit within the scope of these two ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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