Re: Controlling balance of attacker
Nice post, Mario.
I believe the point you made above is critical.
The only way to move as you describe, and be non-random, is aiki.
When facing a weapon as devastating as a sword, this skill/ability is so much more important than the "IP/IT/IS" skills that we see discussed so often on these forums (which, of course, are not unimportant in and of themselves).