Takeda was one of my favorite Aikido guys - soft technique, but very sharp and clean. Something to look forward to at the All Japan each year.
Then again, sometimes he gets into this kind of thing:
A lot of "interesting" things here - but be sure to watch the distance stuff from around 07:30.
It seemed to have started a lot earlier than the timeframe you mention. To paraphrase a comment by "unknown author" on the internet, translated from Spanish, "what is this shit?"