Mike Sigman posted this a long while ago: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpo...79&postcount=5
. Seems no one at the time or since bothered to take this two(-of-six)-directional exercise out for a spin, try it out and report back.
How do you know if you're doing it correctly? Anyone irresponsible enough to try to offer remote adjustments without hands-on through his/her keyboard -- that's on you. If that just adds to some readers' frustration, then it is what it is: this is just too poor a medium to properly impart the necessary feedback. Ditto even if a given would-be tire-kicker out there got a hold of Mike's, Akuzawa's or ILC videos. For those frustrated folks out there, what are your experiences in trying the exercises depicted on those videos without hands-on feedback from a sempai in those respective methodologies?
Shugyo, especially of this flavor, is still best done in person. Then the discussions that were frustrating become meaningful.