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The power of ki (Craig Hocker)

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From: Craig Hocker on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:42:47 -0600

Ki Testing in Ki-Aikido styles really should be called "mind-body coordination tests" to avoid the usual misunderstandings. After all, it's origins are from Tempu Nakamura Sensei's Shin Shin Toitsu Do (way of coordination of mind and body). It's required to pass the first level exercises at beginner level of test before the first Aikido kyu rank test - usually 5th kyu. This amounts to demonstrating a beginner level of how to stand, sit, breathe and extend one's arm. Knowing how to test correctly at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level is actually the more tricky thing to learn because it's really the way of teaching. Incorporating the learned body sense automatically and dynamically in one's Aikido takes time obviously but done right it's a pretty good systematic method of teaching some of the internal aspects of the art. speaking as someone that has a Ki Lecturer rank from KNK, and I have no interest in giving a Ki Lecture. :rolleyes:

Youtube Video About Iwama (Carl Thompson)

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From: Carl Thompson on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:36:13 -0600

[QUOTE=Steven Shimanek;353722]The whole family served O-Sensei and his family; you can draw your own conclusions as to the politics involved.[/QUOTE] Dear Steven, It was mainly Morihiro Saito Sensei and his wife who served Osensei and his wife in Iwama. In 1969, when Osensei passed away, Saito Sensei's eldest daughter would have been in second grade high school, while his eldest son still hadn't finished elementary school. Regards Carl
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