Re: Poll: Who determines the outcome of a technique in aikido?
In a quick randori situation there ideally is no determination. At lest for me; because I can't think fast enough, just react. I find I do certain techniques more often, like shihonage. Not because I determine to, but because that is what I have taken favoritism too and had my muscles memorize to do automatically the most. If I try to do something else, and think, I usually lose my ability to do the techniques effectively. So what ever comes out, and where ever it flows.
Sometimes is nikyo, sometimes kaitennage. But when it comes out, it comes the way it flows.