I couldn't help but notice that this thread and the thread on Morihei Ueshiba, Budo and Kamae
(discussing Chris Li's blog
on the subject) are both in the "active threads", one next to the other, and appear to have a cross over in terms of source material.
Have you read the other thread (and the original blog) Leon? Wondering how the difference in translations affects, if at all, the articles you've linked.
No link at all, just a happy coincidence.
Even better, the "Budoshugyosha" blog is also discussing the same things:
Part 1 (Google Translate): http://tinyurl.com/french-kamae
Part 1 (Google Translate): http://tinyurl.com/french-kamae2