I question whether you have actually seen people move quite well like that, since I'm contending that it is probably impossible. People have told you that, then you have seen them move. Since I assume you weren't on the floor looking for the paper-width crack beneath the heels, I'm suspcious. It is possible to move and act almost purely on the balls of the feet, but it is more of a bouncing, dancing kind of movement, where the weight is dropped into both feet or one momentarily, a la boxing. If the Aikidoka you've seen aren't bouncing around, their weight is often in their mid-foot and/or heels, or they are not moving their feet. It's physics.
Last edited by Kevin Wilbanks : 07-01-2003 at 10:38 PM.