Thread: What is ki ?
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Old 06-22-2003, 01:27 PM   #9
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Cool Re: still way off base

Mike Lee (mike lee) wrote:
Ki is always present in a person's body, regardless of whether or not the "mind" and body are "unified" (whatever in the world that means).
he was asking about daily practice, something he seems to prefer to talk about rather than do.

I'll give you a really really basic example -

nage is trying to think about which pin to use at the very moment uke has just grabbed his arm. Nage's mind is not unified with what the body is experiencing. Ki is present but not focussed.

as far as what unified means or the whole topic, you might want to do some research on your own about what Tempu Nakamura, Tohei Sensei and others have taught since you are trying to teach aikido.

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