Re: Response to: It Had to be Felt #4: Arikawa Sadateru: "Please, put your hand Down!
"I doubt anyone could say they were not effective"
Well, I don't know about that. I suspect they probably were effective, and they 'looked' effective, and I'm certainly not about to argue that they weren't, but the ukes didn't appear to be trying to counter at all in any way (nor attacking in a particularly dangerous way), so I don't know if there's actually enough info to go on, to be able to say for sure whether or not they could have countered or escaped if they had tried.
At least I can't see one way or another personally, though someone more experienced than me could probably see a presence or lack of openings much better than I could. I can't usually tell except in fairly extreme cases.