Re: The Power In Standing Pins
Nice post! Although when i train i practice ukemi and breakfalls there are always techniques that can end the way you describe. To me, it is very important to try to find a way to practice through physical injuries, so it's a very good thing that you can make it work that way.
What i liked most about the post though, it's something not directly related to the topic. The very positive feeling one gets when he develops the skill to be in control of his opponent without being violent or using brute force, which in my opinion is fundamental to aikido.
And when it comes from the people who have been in real battles, it points out the difference between training in combat methods and studying the martial arts.
Sorry if i went a bit off topic, but it sounded important to me...