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Old 08-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #41
RonRagusa
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Re: to ki or not to ki

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Rupert Atkinson wrote: View Post
As soon as any person club falls down the ki path they have generally lost the plot completely.
Your opinion, and based on my experience, completely off the mark.

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Ki means energy...
Once again from "What is Ki" by Francis Takahashi posted here on Aikido Journal "In Japanese, the word "Ki" has many meanings, dependent on the intent or purpose of the user. By itself, it has little or no utility or significance."

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I have been training over 30 years and have been to a lot of places and that is my simple observation. Ignore it if you will.
Thanks, I will. It's my hope that other Aikido practitioners will as well.

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We should call what they seek aiki and realise that it is a practical learnable method, not some magical pie-in-the-sky unreachable aim.
Ya know Rupert, it seems to me that the only people who decry Ki as "some magical pie-in-the-sky unreachable aim" are the ones who continually profess disbelief in the fact that it is indeed "a practical learnable method."

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It is Aiki-do = The Way of Aiki.
Or, Ai-Ki-Do = The Way to Union with Ki.

Ron

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