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Old 05-22-2003, 09:27 AM   #13
Mel Barker
Dojo: University of Louisville Aikido Club
Location: Louisville, KY
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 123
Ted Ehara (tedehara) wrote:
What about the rest of the day when you're off the mat? Shouldn't you be extending ki during the other 23 hours of the day?
Well since I have no concept of what it means to extend ki, and since I never have heard any of the shihan I've studied under mention such a thing and since my instructors consider such language to be nonsensical and useless, I doubt I "should" be doing it. I think such notions get in the way to learning to do aikido. Others, I know, have a different perspective. I don't know what they "should" do either.

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