Re: Seiseki Abe Sensei video....whats going on here?
They are just goofing in the video.
I trained at Abe sensei's dojo in Osaka a couple of times in 2001. He is extremely nice and generous.
He starts class by having all of his students grab him and he then throws them. He asked me to attack and grab him as hard as I could. I was a nikyu at the time and decided that I would "go for it". I grabbed and then found myself in the softest feeling front roll.
I still don't understand how he did it.
I'm not one for the "fluffy" Aikido either. My teacher is Donovan Waite sensei and there is no "fluff" with him.
Abe sensei is doing something on a different plain and closer to what O-Sensei was doing in his later years.