Re: Why Katatetori is used in Aikido?
Are you saying that katatedori is not an attack? If so, I have to disagree. I think ukemi requires giving a good, strong attack, and that katatedori can be just as much so as any other attack. I also think that it is perfectly appropriate in aikido to take the initiative as tori, rather than to wait for the attack to come. According to what I have read and been taught, this understanding is not inconsistent with the teachings of the founder.