It would seem aliveness is just another term for realism or contact training. Nothing new here but a word that is simple to the point of confusion. A word that is trying to describe something out of defintion. So per aliveness, high kocks to the head, spinning and jumping kicks, circular movements of say, Aikido, and grappling hand movements, arent "alive"? What about boxers? They speed and heavy bag train. Run and have sparring partners. Do they perofrm these with aliveness in mind?