George S. Ledyard
Getting people moving is important but my feeling is that all exercises need to develop a forward attitude, no backing up, and the need to imprint the idea that your Mind is always "inside" the attack. These exercises don't do that, to my way of thinking...
I have not yet had the opportunity to learn from you in person, so I take this time now. I highlighted a part of your statement. I use a word all the time in class "Suikomi" Which if I am not mistaken
means "to lead or to bait" which is a common aikido practice.
My question to you is, Would the forward thinking and not backing up apply to that, or are they two seperate things?
Are you saying "Mentally backing up" and moving forward?
I agree with your statements about the video and am just asking for more of your opinion.