April 20, 1964
While the single most important thing is to move forwards [ippon deru] – you should also try to draw out the strength of their shoulder by stretching their arm.
September 3, 1968
An aiki body: fore-arm, body, legs all in accord.
January 5, 1971
In Aiki pulling doesn’t work. “In a real fight, the single most important, fundamental thing: is to advance (Shobu, ippon deru)” Sokaku Sensei always used to teach.
– – – reported by Keisetsu YOSHIMARU in Aikido no Ogi