Nice informative post.
I too have met many who do 'similar' things and as you say there are some good, many not so. Here in London there has been A great interest in Reiki Therapy over the last few years but alas, from my point of view, I have met too many who have done a short course and got certificates but.......
As far as Kiatsu goes for me I have done it for many years and as with Aikido or anything really skill and ability is hard learned. It's not therefore the thing, ie: Kiatsu that should be judged but rather how good the person is who is doing it.
I would say Kiatsu it'self is a journey and fits in perfectly with the way I do Aikido. Regards.G.
From your videos I have seen and commented on your interpretation of Aikido, I cannot comment as have not seen your interpretation of Kiatsu - I am a little concerned as you state
your Kiatsu fits in perfectly with the way you do Aikido.
Kiatsu can be beneficial in good hands - it can also be dangerous in the wrong hands.
May I ask who taught you your Kiatsu ?