The last thing I 'learned' in Aiki was that any attack desires a 'space' (usually my face) where it wants to be. A kick is no different.
Although I already 'knew' this about attacks, from many years MA, it only showed itself to me in it's 'purity' at a course with Patrick Cassidy, months ago.
Frankly, seeing this has stunned me into not training for months.
The attacks change, the desire stays the same, I suppose.