Towards Unity - Part II
I see overt movements only as movements that define a technique. In themselves, they contain no subtleties. If they did, then every technique would have a set of technique-dependent subtleties, giving aikido thousands of specific points to learn and inculcate. An impossible task. However, suppose there were just a few movements, independent of technique, to learn for all aikido. Because they are movements, learning would be so much easier as muscle memory would be involved, freeing the brain for essential thoughts. The mechanical constructs of the first article, gave us the ability to strengthen our techniques. This set of movements, subliminal movement, give us the ability to impair and control our attacker.