Re: Highest Level Martial Arts and Aikido
Mike, it makes perfect sense to me and I can certainly see smaller movement progressing through experience. However, it my days training under Fumio Toyoda-shhan, one of the many things I learned from him was his very "big" technique. Yes, his tecnhiques were large and quite powerful. They were large and circular, not small and linear.
I tend to think that the smaller the movement, the more linear the technique has to evolve. Aikido to me, is very dynamic and I find more power, graceful, and fluid techniqies generated by large, circular ones.