I also watched the show in question. The narrator did not say that Aikido students learned how to create a force field around themselves. The narrator did say that Aikido students learn techniques which make it seem as though Aikido students are surrounded by a force field.
This notion is brought about by the fact that Aikido students learn to use the attackers energy (read: strength) to their advantage. So, when many techniques are performed (such as the Kokyunage and Kotegaeshi techniques in the show) it appears that the attackers are just "bouncing" off an invisible force field.
Last edited by lt-rentaroo : 04-25-2002 at 03:31 PM.