Re: Poll: Do you think physical aikido techniques can be totally explained by physics
While I don't believe there is any magic, I do believe there are things that happen which are not explained by physics.
The best example is a "double nikkyo" thing that I learned early on. If the attacker lets go, the technique will not work. But I know of several instances of people actually using the technique and the attacker doesn't let go. Ever.
So I believe there's a bit of psychology, sort of, in the techniques.