A couple of you have asserted that there are things in aikido that cannot be explained by physics, or at least by physics as we currently understand it. Can anyone point to a specific instance of this? That, I think, would hit the proverbial nail on the head and make this thread into a single coherent conversation.
I apologize to those of you two whom I have not replied specifically. There are so many responses here that I'd be up all night if I tried to quote them all and reply point-by-point.
The old footage of O Sensei with Terry Dobson. At one point O Sensei appears to discuss and apply "ki" and send Dobson very sleepy. Compliant, faking, hypnosis, something else explainable by physics?