Larry Murray wrote:
Attending some of Ikeda Sensei's seminars, he often talks about beginner technique and advanced student technique. He will demostrate the same technique showing how a beginner performs it and how the advanced student performs it. Sensei is not moving any faster in either demostration, but the advanced student technique is done much more quickly because the movements are much smaller and more precise.
We were just talking about this after class last night! It only takes an instant to turn your hand over but Ikeda Sensei is able to take your balance with just that much movement.
By the way, Ikeda Sensei will be visiting Methuen Aikido in May if you can make it up this way.