I honestly don't remember the word ``Ki`` being used more than two or three times from when I started Aikido in 1957 until the mid 1970s. Its does seem odd when I remember Kenshiro Abbe say `` we will only speak of Ki when you are dan grade `` now Ki students are invited from ``day one
`` to step on the mat and learn to breath through their toes and the promise of multi coloured ribbons...
TK Chiba Sensei arrived in the UK in 1966, I joined him in 1967, I was his assistant for several years, I have no memory of ever discussing Ki on or off the mat.
Why arn't these people who do these fantastic things with Ki on the TV ??? If what they do was real ?, they would make a fortune..........