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Old 08-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
KEM
Dojo: Aikido of Gainesville/ Gainesville, FL
Location: Gainesville/FL
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Re: Is ki just good physics?

I don't think that Ki violates any basics of physics. Exquisite timing, precision and subtle gestures which capitalize on instinctual reactions merge to create an effect which appears magical and often feels that way. Tohei Sensei was a master of precision and drawing out the body into three dimensional orientations which left it very briefly 'weightless' or nearly so. Regarding techniques such as kiatsu it can feel 'magical' I don't know how much research has been done to explore the physiological underpinnings. Much like acupuncture it is hard to study but it often works.The ability to move effectively with elegance and grace is a gift some have but most need years of experience to develop.
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