Re: Frustrated by unconvincing aikido
I may be a little late with this post but I just joined this website.
I have seen film of Osensei demonstrating the no touch techniques.
My second sensei had a fairly hard style but would occasionally
demonstrate a no touch technique and describe it as leading your uke's
mind. I think it is a matter of timing your movement with your uke's
movement when uke attacks. We practiced this slowly at first to learn
the flow of the movement and when the attack from uke was faster it
is more effective. Nothing mystical or magical about it.