Kevin Leavitt wrote:
large or small...to me it depends on the situation. it makes no sense to use a large circle when a small one will do!
Economy of force/motion is a basic principle IMHO. use the right tool for the right job.
Kevin, you are right. I was ainly thinking of the perfect scenarios in the dojo where everything works out nice and neat, in particlar, various types of throw, koshinage, etc.
Small and linear is definately called for when one has to be quick and dirty on special occasions! In a dojo setting, randori is the perfect example. Without quick, linear atemi, its over before you know it!