Re: speed: good question from kohai
Onegaishimasu. I think that time slows us all down and directs us to intensely study "the first move". Some ki-enthusiasts like to study "before the first move". Some of us begin to study ourselves more and our partners less, and some of us, having spent some intensive time studying ourselves turn towards an exhaustive and intensive study of 'the other'. That's the best thing about the study of Aikido; there is no end to it.