Yes, I was thinking of this interview after doing a Shorinji Kempo technique named "Johakku Dori" (sic) last night. For the technique to work effortlessly, I need to manipulate uke's elbow once he grabbed my biceps. I looked at uke's broken posture and it reminded me of the postures of uke of Inoue hanshi during his seminars doing katatedori or just grabbing his index finger. The difference between SK and aikido is that we need to one or two extra steps to off-balance uke in SK, while uke's balance is taken upon engagement (atari) in aikido.
To manipulate...to control