Originally posted by shadowmonk
All the techniques I have learned are very effective and very smooth. There is so little effort needed to just "chunk" someone accross the room. Now, my question is what if they just let go?
Don't know if you want to go chasing this down, I don't have the source quick to hand, but uchideshi Kuroiwa Yoshio wrote an essay (or gave an interview) with just this issue as the pivot. I think it was in Aikido Today magazine, for what such a vague reference might be worth. (The article, and Kuroiwa in general, was excellent.)