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Old 12-19-2010, 09:38 AM   #451
RonRagusa
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Re: Why do some people hate Aikido?

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Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe wrote: View Post
All this talk of '''''ki"" and so forth is so misleading and to me delusional .... Why don't people just say body mechanics used in such a way to effect the balance of a person when holding you..... then everybody can understand...

There is no mystical "ki" just plain and simple body mechanic techniques and movement ....
As you continue to age and your body mechanics model becomes less reliable your training will lead you to another way and you may view ki in another light.

Then again, perhaps you will miss seeing or reject the gift and ki will remain a misleading delusion to you.

Time will tell.

Best,

Ron
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