Most people think that what we do in the Dojo is the same as in the real situation outside the Dojo. This is the idea of competitive sport and self defence. Aikido is neither.
Life outside the Dojo can be Daily life or Real life. Daily life is what happens every day, such as taking meals, working in the office or sleeping. Real life consists of rare events such as accidents, your house burning down or you being attacked in the street.
Ki training is programmed in order to prepare you for them.
It is also possible that someone may attack you so Aikido in Real Life becomes necessary. Then the only way that you can follow is to change mind, both the other’s and yours.
You must understand this truth of the Real Life. Techniques of Aikido in Real Life must change mind of the others.
4. April 2020