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It must be a long time since I've seen an O'Sensei video. I noticed many things that I found to be particularly remarkable.
--- The speed and fluidity of the weapons work was phenomenal. I think I need to spend much much more time on weapons in solo training - perhaps jodo? I'm not sure that given the kata, and given my ukes, I'll ever get there with what I have in class.
--- The quality of the uke's was quite impressive.. but then again, not once did I see them attempt a second attack, and many of their first attacks were the all-or-nothing attacks that Aikidoka are criticized for making. I'd have a hard time imagining certain seniors taking ukemi like that. I need to look more closely at the ukemi they are taking.
--- The upward lead on kokyunage at 7:23 in the video is fascinating. I've been doing something like that for a while, but I often get criticized for not taking my uke only down. Its nice to know that my "lead them off the ground idea" has some precedent. I remember being taught that in the past, but to see it at the source is nice.
--- O'Sensei loses his balance at 2:20. He adjusts very smoothly.
--- I'm not convinced that he doesn't lose his center at 8:58.
I need to watch more videos and study them more thoroughly.