I also regard taisabaki, the evasive step, as a fundamental thing in aikido. It should not be done as a way of escaping the attack, though, but as a way of letting it through - like opening the door for someone. Then, the taisabaki movement is exactly where the energies of uke and tori are joined (
), and the situation is changed from one of attack-defense into, well, a kind of dance
Dear Stefan Stenudd
I very much appreciate your reply..
I will keep these things in mind.
(you are one of my favorite aikidoists )
Hopefully when i come to sweden for my practice in medicine I will come and train in your dojo.