Chuck Clark wrote:
We just returned from the IJF International jodo gasshuku which is held somewhere in the world every three years. Tired, to say the least!
The way I understand this term is: the ability to create aikido waza which "fit" the situation presented each instant. The creative, intuitive decision making process is not "reactive" but proactive and is always based in sound principle.
Glad to be home.
I must beg to differ with PART of your definition anyway. I don't believe it's either reactive or proactive, but rather "interactive" as it occurs at the instant required. The training that allows for it to occur is certainly proactive though!
Just being knit-pricky,