So? Your point is?
My point is that we are discussing these "waving around" techniques. It doesn't matter whether it is Abe Sensei, Watanabe Sensei or any other Sensei. You say that the Abe Sensei video its just a TV show, but that's not the case on Watanabe Sensei's demo, for instance.
So this videos do have relevance to discuss these "strange" approaches to Aikido, IMO.
Or Watanabe Sensei's demo only purpose is to amuse the spectators? (as you say it happens on the TV show case).
If it is, my bad then
PS: i know the topic title has Abe Sensei on it, but can't we widen up the discussion? That's my point.