Actually, I was attempting to draw a parallel between karate, judo and aikido, and how each art chooses to practice, in my example. I think it got lost somewhere in the translation.
A friend of mine who does taiji in addition to aikido was fond of using taiji principles of weighting the feet. i.e. 30/70 weight distribution on either the front or back foot, depending on whether you intend to move forward or backward. Balanced movement is effected by simply transferring weight to either foot thru the knees.