Justin McCarthy (justinm) wrote:
Aha - now we differ. This is my point. Uke should not be able to contort their body to release the pressure as this means there is a hole in the technique. Otherwise your technique relies on the fact that uke cannot move faster than you in reality. ...
Difficult to discuss in writing, this stuff!
Yes, Justin. I agree with you. Speed, and relying on momentum for "control" often covers up the suki within a movement. When the principles are correct, uke should not be able to get away by changing speed, energy, direction, etc. All those changes just mean a continuing connection/fitting in a different direction. Tori should be able to change with uke to maintain the control of the sente (initiative).
Good discussion, thanks.