By the way, I don't subscribe to putting all explanations of Aikido into the japanese vernacular, even if they are efficient in confusing the hell out of newcomers, and inspiring awe in them.
No offense. My way of remembering things is to put them in terms I can understand, experience, or feel.
Sorry about the Damacles Erik, I just couldn't resist. We sometimes get way too serious in this forum, and Aikido should be a lot more fun.
Kinda like, I rib you because I like you, and you say, stop liking me so much....
That kind of fun.