See my answer to Coxne and Rusted Sword. You have accidently stumbled onto the "bouncing" part. This is the problem these days. Methods are taught, but why and for what, the teachers either do not know or afraid to tell. The founder of Aikido, did it all the time; he just also happens to be exceptionally talented -- almost psychic! Now you know why martial arts is a lot deeper than we can imagine? because it concerns the harnessing, manipulating and application of the great force of nature itself; at very advance levels, you will, for obvious reasons, get spiritual. In the very old days, martial artists turned into gods! and worshipped as such.