Tim Jester wrote:
It's a slow relaxed movement, but you actually close the distance faster without a pre-movement shift of your body.
I don't know if we're doing the same thing or not. If we do, it has nothing to do with slow movement.
I think basically it's the same unweighting to move or change direction in skiing/skating. You can do the normal jump up and move/change direction. Or you can jump down and move/change direction.
You reflect your knee and drop your centre quickly downward to move forward more quicly than drop your centre downward only.
In either case, internally you move very fast. Because you can't defy the gravity for too long.
I don't think slow aikido is a good goal, you need to learn move your centre very fast and faster.