Re: Two centers making a connection or one- in a bujutsu body?
I just reread your first post. I agree with a lot you say. I think there is a time and a place for both kinds of training. Both ideas and others too have place in Aikido training.
Last night in class we were extending though uke as uke tried to walk through...it worked well when uke didn't try to push nage with muscle. The second an uke used muscle her feet started gripping the mat and all was lost.
Ron extended and just before I met him he disappeared (that is what he felt like...of course he didn't really disappear) ...what a cool feeling as his extension reappeared and I was projected back after I was lured in.
That is how. We talk about experiences without belittling or degrading one another.