Re: Moriteru Ueshiba v Christian Tissier
the only reason I compared them was that they are two high level Aikikai shihan that are affiliated to the same Aikido organisation. It just interested me that they had very different styles. As Doshu do you think Moriteru's gracefulness is something to aspire to? It seems to me that his uke needs to be far more compliant in order for his style to appear to personify the principle of non-resistance; whereas Tissier's looks more dynamic; still fluid but more powerful. I would imagine if uke did not comply with Tissier he would still be able to execute the technique effectively. Or is this just my untrained observations?