@Graham: I agree with you, but caution about the bit about all attacks being unbalanced. Many are by their very nature, but not all need be.
@Lynn: I believe, sir, you have placed your finger lightly on the exact point I was hoping to make.
@Andrew: Our primary strategy is to maintain and preserve. Being imperfect, our strategy must also include tactics of restoration. Better an ounce of prevention, but always prudent to keep the pound of cure handy as well.
@Mario: I have not yet had the honor of training with Endo Sensei, but some of those who have have suggested that our approaches are compatible. Your description of the "aliveness" in waza, sound very much in accord, and the two-way nature of the encounter is spot on.