Re: "Proactive" Aikido?
Just my thoughts...
When you do a wrist grab technique, you are supposed to get uke off balance which makes it almost inposible for uke to strike. So by the time uke gets his/her balance again, it is allready too late and nage is doing something else.
For example, tsuki kote gaeshi. Once a tenkan is initiated, uke is allready off balance and cannot strike. When uke comes back to nage to gain balance again and strike, nage finishes the technique. Leaving uke neutralized.
But, if uke does by some off chance rebalance themselves, and they make a strike, nage knows another move for whatever attack uke is pursueing. But if the technique is done properly, this should not even be a quetion.