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Old 02-28-2005, 05:52 PM   #44
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Re: Functional Ki Skills

Mike Sigman wrote:
There seems to often be a misunderstanding of what "innate" and "natural" mean in many Asian discussions. For instance the way the body is used to move or manipulate using "ki" is considered "the natural way", yet it is not meant that we naturally move like this, it's meant that we have to train to "regain" this sort of "pre-birth" strength that babies, etc., are reputed to have. I.e., to be that kind of "natural" isn't the way most westerners think of when they say "natural".
Very well said.

What you have said is made very clear to us all the time as the way Tohei Sensei means "natural" or "innate" .

We train to regain this.


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