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Old 08-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #20
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Dojo: Taikyoku Budo & Kiko - NY, PA, MD
Location: Greater Philadelphia Area
Join Date: Aug 2003
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Re: Practicing Ki is dangerous?!

Hi Marc, yup all is good, been taking a bit of a break from teaching my class and martial arts in general to focus more on my training for a bit - just did Tough Mudder last weekend, was wicked fun!

Anyways, I don't have much to say about anyone's belief system. If ki is everything, it's then also nothing. If it's everything good, then it's nothing good . . yadda yadda . . there's not really a point in that stance where I can have a productive discussion and to be honest all I see is WORDS WORDS WORDS.

I'm hopeful as more people continue to train and explore these things and people get to the point where they realize that nobody's wolfpack is the coolest and nobody's teacher has all the answers - the discussion level will continue to rise to more substantive matters regarding how ki/qi/jin/internal strength/"it" works, how it's trained, applied and how it fits into a broader practice (in this case aikido, but could be just as easily calligraphy, farming, etc.)
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