Don J. Modesto
A Roppokai technique shudders your body, snaps your head back, and collapses you onto the floor. The feel is like grabbing onto a jackhammer.
...a jackhammer that runs exclusively on Newcastle Brown Ale
As for the rest of the review, I concur with you Don and I would recommend attending a DR Roppokai seminar to any aikidoka looking to take their practice to the next level. Howard is approachable and he's got skills (like his teacher, actually!). Plus he makes a mean maguro sashimi...
The Florida seminar was great, despite missing Okamoto-sensei...and Jun, nice to finally meet ya!