Benjamin Edelen wrote:
In my experience Ikeda Sensei's kokyunage is such a delicate weave of so many different ideas, abilities, movements, and subtleties, that it utterly defies categorization.
Then how do you analyze it? How do you expect to learn it? It's nice that you appreciate your sensei's aikido, but you're not there as a spectator. If you're a student, you've got to get down to the nuts-and-bolts of learning.
Several years ago I read Center:The Power of Aikido
written by two of his students, then I went to Ikeda's seminar. What they wrote and what he did was significantly different. I hope that's not happening to you.