i believed i talked about this in one of the thread. when you have not the body that worked with this stuffs, you will be blind and deaf going in. you can feel your balance broke by Ikeda sensei, but you wouldn't be able feel what he did to you or be able to reverse engineering it. Ikeda sensei said, which i am paraphrased, "dan ranked no guaranteed you understand this!"
i believed i wrote a bunch of stuffs on translating what Ikeda sensei said somewhere.
I'd be interested to see what you said!
What is fascinating is that my wife, who is a Scaravelli yoga teacher, can do this stuff, while I have practised with quite a few Aikikai sixth dans who aren't even close...