Re: VERY Basic Footwork Question
"Thanks again for all your various perspectives on this, and I must admit a little regret at the hostility that the question seems to have brought out of some.'
In a forum like this one, there are people of varying levels of maturity. That is to be understood. Whenever you ask a technical question though, you have to be careful because every Tom, Dick, and Harry will give you an opinion but on a forum like this one, there is no way to tell how much experience they have and whether or not they know what they are talking about. There is a freedom here for both competent and incompetent Aikidoists to give their opinions and they aren't necessarily competent because they think they are.
It might be more efficient if you asked those kinds of questions of someone you respect like your Sensei or a senior student because sorting out the wheat from the tares here is a tough job.