That's an interesting idea and a perfect way to describe it. Not familiar with who Larry Novick is but you have me intrigued.
If you are ever in the Santa Monica area, visit him at Ace Aikido.
He was very active in aikido-l in years past and taught at a couple of list seminars - most famously he threw a Very Large and Strong Person (TM) not disposed to tank for people and everything on the mat came to a standstill as the entire room shook with the impact followed by a huge roar from Martin of "Oh cool! Do it AGAIN!"