In my last Blog called The Set Up we talked about the importance of the basics in Aikido and communication and how we can achieve our goals by matching, blending or harmonising with the other person.
Any grab or attempt to grab, any kick or strike requires a commitment of energy and momentum and that is the moment when we can take the balance.
First of all we blend or match with the other person and we can then lead them physically or verbally.
Matching and leading is the structure of influence.
See my book “Mutual Mindfulness” to find out more about this: http://amzn.to/2GxXCMV