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Old 01-07-2016, 05:14 PM   #7
kewms
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Re: How do i know when i can feel KI?

Chances are, you've already felt it, you just used a different word.

In Japanese, 気 is used in hundreds of different words, mostly having to do with mood, energy, spirit, stuff like that. If you've stood on a cliff overlooking the ocean and filled your lungs with the clean, salt air, you've "experienced" 気 in a way that a Japanese person would recognize.

In the aikido context, it can be a useful shorthand for describing a variety of physical phenomena having to do with attention, body structure, and mental focus. It can also be a mechanism for collective self-delusion. If you find it useful, great. Just make sure that your stuff still works on people who don't feel "it" when you wave your fingers at them.

Katherine
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