If an aikidoka has 'physically effective aikido', and she/he is given an un
committed attack, one of 2 things occur:
- Very little, other than maintaining proper maai, etc. The attack, in an of itself, is not a threat. However, one still needs to deal with any new developments it creates.
- The aikidoka, seeing an opportunity in the uncommitted attack, enters quick and hard. This may not be seen as philosophically correct by some, but I do not subscribe to that view.