Re: Sokaku Takeda footage
There is no footage of Sokaku Takeda in Huzhou or Daishi, Zhejiang, PRC (I checked). There are some very good noodles and some decent qinna, however. Aikiweb and Dan Harden's forum are available behind the Great Firewall of China, but for some reason Mike Sigman's Blogspot site is not. Dantien is over-rated in the West and the kua/yao are not trained nearly enough. All agree that it has to be felt but, more specifically, you have to be thrown.