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KI in Daily Life

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Technology today touches nearly every part of our lives. Through even more impressive development of machines, the process continues. Computers put men out of work; pushing a single button is enough to start a nuclear war.
Gradually, though, the world has begun to remember that it is man for whom the machines must work, and not the other way around. We recognize now that s
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 19th 2001 by Japan Publications Trading (first published April 1st 1978)
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Paul Bard
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I took a thousand words of notes on this book.

It was recommended by an Aikido practitioner as a result of a fight with a friend.

Key ideas are the oneness of Mind and body, the primacy of Mind, and the way breathing from the lower belly center calms the mind and reduces conflict.

He teaches readers to breathe with the whole body right to the toes. Very stimulating.

He speaks insightfully about using ki in conflict to either win by preparing to apologise and accept your opponent’s points or by gui
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you want to know the way, why, and how of ki, this is the book. Even if you don't do martial arts, this is a great how-to book on how to cultivate and maintain a positive attitude and be in control of your own mind. Also has illustrations on mind-over-body demonstrations and techniques. ...more
John Corr
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very practical look at a very ambiguous, elusive topic: ki (energy). The author is very careful to avoid mysticism or quasi-religious proselytizing. Instead, he makes a very plausible case for how we experience, transmit, and affect energy in our everyday lives. This is a truly insightful book for aikidoda and those who pay any attention to the internal dimension of martial arts and daily living.
May 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I guess I was kind of disappointed, but what did I expect, really?

This is pretty much a self-help book and at that a self-help book written by an extremely disciplined Japanese aikido master who studied with its founder for many years. He constructed his own style of aikido based on his theories of and experiments with _ki_, the kind of "life force" that animates all things.

A lot of it admittedly was insightful and interesting but I don't know if it was the translation or if it was a littl
Incredibly and practically insightful!
Aug 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A must read!
Jim Bouchard
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
A classic work by a master. This is practical rather than esoteric and teaches you how to incorporate simple techniques to improve your mind, body and spirit.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best treatise on Japanese KI or energy.
Feb 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, own, studied
I haven't read through it completely, but this book is not really meant for the individual. There are few single-person exercises.

It also talks a lot while saying the same things over and over. Perhaps this is meant to drive the point home and/or motivate you, but it just seems monotonous to me.
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