Janet Rosen wrote:
(there is a reason aikido trains to elicit a specific attack).
I do not understand this statement.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. tactics.
In the dojo, nage offers a shoulder or a straight stance or a wrist, or in some styles may initiate an attack. It implies that nage knows there is going to be an attack and is taking the initiative to define when and how.
In home defense situation, I'd take that option rather than hide or evade, allowing the intruder to be in control of where and how he attacks.