Thread: What is "IT"?
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #14
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Re: What is "IT"?

David Skaggs wrote: View Post
Oh no, you mean IT doesn't mean Internet Technology???

information technology if you want to be anal


The training of internal skills is done with internal exercises aka "nei gong" and the styles that specialize in those developments are the "internal styles" aka "nei jia". They develop ki/qi skills and use the dantien to manipulate those skills. "Aiki" is just another term for the usage of those skills in a blending manner with an opponent's forces.
I think that is clear and lucid as you can hope for a definition of "Aiki"

BTW, "Ju", as in "jujutsu" seems to also refer to "internal strength":
so is aiki jujutsu an oxymoron?

Last edited by Alfonso : 09-23-2009 at 06:29 PM.

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