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Old 07-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #17
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Why the extended fingers in Aikido postures

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Once again you have ki skills referenced to other arts so carry on and may all learn.

I however am talking ki skills learned in Aikido and you assume much.
There is no difference between the "ki" referred to in Japan and the "qi" referred to in China and CMA's. The idea that Aikido utilizes some special/unique variety of ki/ki-skills is simply wrong and ill-informed (or worse). It's not a matter of my "belief". OTOH, I have to note that while I'll languidly debate some of the topics with you, I'm perfectly content to enjoy the idea that you have other ideas which you think are valid. It passes the time.... and time does pass.

Mike Sigman
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