The Way of KI
The road to Ki development as
infinite so infinitesimal as above, so below, as outside, so
inside, as seen, as so unseen. It is so simple...
Secrets are hidden in the most obvious places. Don't look so hard, start at the beginning, and take your time. Ki cannot be apprehended through the use of the intellect, it must be directly experienced.
The definition of Ki is ambiguous, obscured by the clouds of time. Each cultural philosophy was its own definition, Chi in China, Prana in India, Ki to the Japanese. In the end they are all the same.
Ki is described by vague terms such as
wind, energy, vibration, vital force, and breath of life. How can energy
be described? How about wind or breath? Each can only be known by what it does,
not by what it is. Like gravity, Ki lacks formal existence. It simply is.
To say one does not believe in Ki unless it can be explained is child like
foolishness. Stop believing in gravity if you like but believe it or not
it is still there functioning as it was created to do. So does Ki continue to
exist without our help. Our belief in Ki affects us but not Ki itself. Ki
is potent ional energy waiting to be directed toward a specific, creative
purpose. The outward evidence of Ki is poise, presence and power. It brings
about the unification of the trichotomy of manís spirit, soul and body
for a definitive course of action. Ki has no beginning no ending; is
formless yet can be felt; changes dimensions yet is changeless; cannot
increase, cannot decrease. Ki returns to Ki then to Ki
Ki is the vibrating energy of the creatorís
voice, the animated breath of life. Ki, like enlightenment, can be attained but
not intellectually explained. Ki must be experienced in order to understand its
nature. The ability to utilize Ki can be increased though Ki never increases or
decreases. It is only within man him self that Ki can increase as a useable
power. Ki is as an endless sea, man can use a thimble or washtub to draw this
water while the sea itself in inexhaustible. The key is within man. Everyone has
Ki in potential yet not everyone attempts to develop Ki to full potential.
Everyone has a measure of strength yet not everyone is willing to train to
achieve maximum potential. Everyone has mental ability yet not everyone is
willing to study to unlock his or her full mental potential. Willingness is the
key that opens the world of Ki. Through breathing methods, visualization,
imagination and proper physical form Ki can become amazingly powerful. Technical
power flows from Ki while Ki follows the direction of the mind and belief
system. Ki moves through the man by the direction of the mind yet Ki is not
created by the mind. The mind simply directs the path and purpose of Ki.
The mind commands, Ki flows and strength
follows after. Where you place your mind, where you direct your mind and
how you direct your mind determines the production and out put of Ki. Ki
energizes as if one were to step through a door into a new realm of unlimited
possibilities. The vibrating power of pure energy surges through your being
enabling the impossible to become possible. Breath is the bringer of life;
vibration is the sustainer of the form of life. Everything in creation has its
own unique form of vibration. Each form of vibration has its own unique form of
manifestation. So what is the end to all this? Ki is. Learn of it, learn to develop the necessary skills to draw up and use Ki. Like anything in life it is completely your choice.
Dr. Netherland, Sensei Chad Netherland are available for Ki Michi (Path of Ki) seminars in your area, in your Dojo. Contact us for scheduling. You and your students will never be the same afterwards.
Dr Dan Netherland demonstrating advanced Ki methods.
1. Orenai-te-undo / unbendable arm
Resisting the power of four men. He has resisted the combined strength of 10 men attempting to bend one out stretched arm. This feat has been submitted to Guinness World Records for documentation.
2. Fudo-no-shisei / immovable posture
Resisting and turning back the force of five men. He has withstood the direct pushing force of ten men attempting to uproot him from his position. This feat has been submitted to Guinness world records for documentation.
3. Fudo-shin / immovable mind
Mind over matter perhaps. Resisting the combined lifting power of four men to break him free from the ground. Submitted to Guinness.