Kenneth Zink wrote:
This is an old video that was made by my teacher's teacher, Barrish Sensei. He still teachers Aikido but is now a Shinto Priest and operates the Tsubaki Grand Shrine up in Granite Falls, WA.
I'm curious if anyone else out there has experience with this type of teaching. My teacher Kimbal Sensei demonstrates this on a fairly regular basis but although I've experienced it as Uke many times over the years its still remains a mystery in many ways.
I personally experienced this kind of Aikido in Japan at the honbu dojo.
The first time I saw it, I couldn't help but laugh. It was funny and unbelievable.
Later on that same instructor motioned to me to attack, well, I attacked and, I'll say, I accidently hit him. He had me attack him a second time, this time he got out of the way and performed waza.