Re: YouTube: Yoshinobu Takeda Sensei as Obi Wan Kenobi
If you have never practiced with him, don't be so quick to debunk his aikido. After all, watching movies doesn't make you an expert driver like Bourne, or a shooter like Bond... so watching high level aikido on video means nothing.
You've all done aikido for sometime now and looking back as beginners some of the throws you do so easily now must have been pretty hard to do before. Maybe even impossible? Then perhaps the awase that you see Sensei Takeda' performing appears to be impossible...yet could very well be within the realm of possibility if you know how and have practiced long enough.
To be fair, the video is rather dramatic.