Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > General

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
Dojo: Dragon's Den Martial Arts
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 13
Question define ki

I have heard so much stuff and its all complex and I am still a beginner.Can someone give me a simple description of ki. Please and Thank you
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: define ki

the best description that satisfied me I found in a book: Branching Streams Flowing in the Darkness:

The lid must fit the pot.

Good luck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
AikiSean!'s Avatar
Dojo: Alpharetta Martial Arts
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 68
Re: define ki

I like to think of it as a moment of pure synchronization. Your muscles, your breathing, your body movment, your energy all flowing toward the same goal at that time with upmost control. I am by no means an expert on the subject but I don't really view ki from the spirtual side, this is my interpretation of ki, I imagine everybodies is slighty if not totally different.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 11:11 AM   #4
tedehara's Avatar
Dojo: Evanston Ki-Aikido
Location: Evanston IL
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 826
Re: define ki

"In the first place, a human being possesses a mind and a body, but these alone are not enough. An activating force is required to connect the mind and the body, and this is the ki in Aikido; it is this that completes the trilogy of ki, mind and body.

Although the founder had a deep interest in philosophy, he probably would not have known of the philosophies of ancient India. However, he appears to have come to the understanding that what he called the 'expert use of ki' is synonymous with that state in which the mind and the body are unified and in harmony with the universe, a state that he achieved through many years of physical and spiritual training. The 'expert use of ki' means making ki work exquisitely and allowing the body to work in harmony with the mind. The founder discovered that the expert use of 'ki' could be realize though subtle changes in breathing."

from a summarized interview with Kisshomaru Ueshiba The Mysterious Power of Ki by Kouzo Kaku pg. 143

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
About Ki
About You
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll: If you could be uke for yourself, would you be able to throw yourself? AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 72 08-07-2013 05:16 PM
Aikido and being Christian Nick Spiritual 178 07-31-2010 06:47 PM
Stanislavsky and Ki DaveO General 11 01-20-2006 10:11 AM
A New Ki for the Westen Mind! DaveO Humor 7 07-06-2002 10:54 AM
Train In Ki And Why chadsieger Training 54 06-15-2002 10:26 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 PM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2016 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2016 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate