Well, in fact, Sagawa stated quite clearly (and you may look it up in " Transparent Power" or "Tomei na Chikara" by Kimura Tatsuo), that Takeda's and his own aiki were about not letting another's force impinge on you.
Perhaps, everyone else here is more interested in how this is translated into contemporary aikido?
Aiki in me, before you and thee...!!! I've heard this somewhere before...!!! :0)
Where are you...???
PS No such thing in contemporary Aikido...or DR for that matter... :0(