...with the humble suggestion you give Nishio's Akido a go if you ever get the chance. You might be surprised since your assumptions are solely based on a video and a book.
Just can't let it go can you? A gentle suggestion... stop taking it so personally. There's no need to defend the man... I think he's well past caring.
By your own admission, you state that the material in the book and DVDs are outdated and no longer representative of how Nishio did it in his later years.
So, instead of ASS-U-ME-ing I made an "assumption"... why not address my observations directly? Tell me if I am indeed wrong, instead of implying that my analysis and assessment of the material
is assumptive and dismissive of Nishio's aikido generally and that I should experience it for myself.