Chad Emerson (C. Emerson) wrote:
A good example is Seagal, he has a very upright style of Aikido. A shorter person that was not as powerful as he is, could not be as effective in Seagal's upright style of Aikido.
Interesting. The most effective people whom I have personally felt in aikido have had pretty much immaculate posture, regardless of whether they were 6'3" or 5'2". I'd posit that the smaller you are, the better your posture better be -- otherwise, all you're doing is relying on muscle power to get things done...