Bill Danosky wrote:
I was thinking along the lines that velocity is increased as you shorten the radius of an arc, etc. I have heard that you are the tenkan expert, so I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.
I'm no expert. Heck, I haven't been promoted to shoot-my-mouth-off, yet.
"Tenkan" is the turn to match the opponent's body direction, not the applied technique. You may lead the opponent into various directions using his inertia and "empty" spots at that time or you may apply a kokyunage, which has nothing to do with "centrifugal force" on the opponent. That's all I was saying.