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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:
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