I love the work of Fred Wolf and have been readying 'Dr. Quantum's Little Book of Big Ideas'. Dr. Wolf is a Quantum Physicist on the cutting edge of where science meets spirit. He is a little nuts too! He was featured in the movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know?!" and in the DVD version of "The Secret".
Dr. Wolf coined a word...'Qwiff' to point to the quantum wave function. The quantum wave function is a wave that contains the potential for all things to appear. It is abstract and not observable but, according to Dr. Quantum, when it 'pops', the physical world manifests.
I don't claim to understand or even to begin to understand quantum physics, but Qwiff sounds like an inherent part of Ku/Kara...or Emptiness. Ku, to me, is energetic potential waiting to manifest into form and Qwiff appears to be the wave that makes this happen. In Karate, perhaps this is the potential that lies in 'the hand' or 'te' as it shape shifts, or pops, into form (knife hand, claw, fist, palm heel, etc) based on thought or intent.
I am sure there are some nuances of quantum physics regarding Qwiff that I am clueless about and I am oversimplifying it...but this is my level of seeing now. Any input to expand my understanding? ...or to confuse me more...which is okay, as you know, confusion comes before clarity.
Thanks for visiting. My Dharma name is Shinzen. I began studying Goshindo Karate under the watchful eye of Shihan Paul Dean in 1969. Yes, I now have gray hair. I am also Lay-ordained in Soto Zen under the tutelage of Rev. Nonin Chowaney of the Nebraska Zen Center.