!! Excellent! Well worth the time to read, thank you!
[edit-- did you see Saotome sensei do that handshake trick in the Friendship Seminar DVD?]
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have seen Saotome Sensei do this several times at the Boulder Camps that I was fortunate enough to be able to attend. I have incorporated a number of exercises related to this to help students recognize the dynamic relationship that exists between Maai and the nature of the "energy" that people put forth.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.