Re: YouTube: André Nocquet in 1990
One of my regrets is starting Aikido too late, so I never had a chance to train with Master Nocquet. I am lucky to have one of his senior students as my Sensei and I have trained with several others, including a couple who were uke's on the video. I love watching him move and he always appears to be happy and smiling on the tatami.
Although some of the techniques look soft, I am assured they are not. The movement for the Kote-gaeshi's are beautiful, but I wince at the pain the uke's would have felt.
I don't think I can move on my feet as fast as M. Datgny moves in suwari waza.
I look forward to next Tuesday's lesson where we will be trying some of the tanto techniques demostrated here.