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Paradoxes in aiki; the illusion of control

Similar to the previous Paradox of aiki article, this one is about what mode tori is supposed to get himself into in a conflict.  How does that aiki state of mind work?
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Specifically, is tori working to take control of uke, or is tori working to simply knock uke out of control and flow along with him as he crashes?
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Is tori exerting control over uke until uke submits or is tori effecting unbalance upon uke until uke crashes?
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Again, like the previous paradox, I can get something resembling pretty good aikido working either way, but whenever I emphasize one or the other I am always left wondering if it could have been better?
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What do you think of this paradox?

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