My guess is that these are connectivity exercises.
Actually, at one point he shows the comedian some movement and the guy says "oh ...so it travels from the other arm?" and Abe replies "Wow, you're really smart!" Exactly" or something to that effect.
Connection through the back for the arms... -_- Why they would be showing this stuff on tv beats me though.
As far as a lot of demos go, it's not bad. If you understand Japanese