Re: No thought
I would definately have to agree. While in the dojo, your mind is so focused on the techniques and getting it right, whereas in an outside situation muscle memory "takes control", and it naturally flows, as I believe Aikido was intended. I've experienced the same situations before. Here recently I was in a BJJ class, since a friend gave me the invitation. Well, as one of their members came in for the clinch, it was as simple as aigamaeate, and he was down. I don't know exactly why, but my body naturally reacted.