Well they were talking about historical definitions and I think maybe they give the source or at least Shishida gave it somewhere in another article. He is a bit of a budo historian. I'll check later.
Stalemate is always an unfavorable situation but you can see how that would be called harmonized energy. I also seem to recall the caveat that the to in stalemate were masters of their art.
Better stale than dead, huh?
Currently watching Yojimbo and it's put me in that mood. What a great movie.
So you're still in Japan, are you?
Best to you.