Sep
03

Brian Kagen pick: “What is ki?” by Mario McKenna

See page 16 of newsletter for article:

“This all didn’t change that much until entered university and came into contact with other budo groups, mostly kendo, judo and aikido. Out of those three I was most struck by the aikidoka. Sitting and talking to them gave me a whole new perspective on budo, what I labeled the “flower-child” mentality. They constantly talked about things that I considered quite esoteric, “harmonizing with your opponent”, “being one with the universe” and of course “ki”. We discussed things and compared ideas, but compared to the aikidoka, I suppose I had a “hammerhead” mentality because I didn’t have much use for those concepts.”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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