2001 August

25 AUGUST 2001

DEFINITION OF KI

In my opinion, it is impossible to define Ki as a consistent concept. Why? Very often, lecturers modify their Ki definition as they gain further insight. It goes with any one who pursues a study for a considerable period of time.

After dwelling in depth on a subject covered by a book, we often find the same content ‘different’ on second reading. We’ve reached a deeper level of understanding.  It is like viewing the different regions of an ocean of different depths. When seen from above, the colour is different for each region. The colour changes with increasing depth.

Similarly, when our understanding deepens, the experience (colour) of Ki changes. It modifies our view, and therefore our definition of Ki at more profound level.  The experience gets more subtle and tangible. This is best understood experientially.

So you see now? To define Ki can be quite an exasperating task, isn’t it?

For the same reason, Ki is defined differently to the members, depending on their level of understanding. It is explained progressively in depth as each of them advances in his Ki power. You can’t teach a person to walk when he is learning to crawl. He’ll get confused!

As you are all aware that understanding the way is simple, such as experiencing Ki, etc.  Yes, in-depth study is not easy, but it only requires perseverance. That’s all there is to it!

It is truly a pleasure to watch our members enjoying the Ki flow during Ki-Aikido classes.

Francis H S Chong, Chief Instructor, Ki-Aikido Singapore

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11 AUGUST 2001

THE NEW MILLENIUM

Our senior members have been groomed for the past one and a half decades with the hope that they will eventually promote Ki and Ki-Aikido to everyone.

Early this year, our management spearheaded by assistant chief instructor, Sensei Alice Kow was entrusted with the possibilities for more training halls (dojo). This resulted with another dojo at Changi Simei Community Club.  Hopefully this is just the beginning.

KI AND AIKIDO

The primary purpose of our curriculums is to foster a revised outlook of our daily activities; to foster a new way of looking at our lives. We can inculcate this fresh approach through the enriching Ki and Ki-Aikido programmes.

Francis H S Chong, Chief Instructor, Ki-Aikido Singapore

NOTE: Articles in my Weblog are strictly my opinions without intended prejudice to anyone


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