Re: Daily Applications of Aikido
I think that it is perfectly legitimate to view a direct insult to one's skills as a request for a demonstration, and I think that has been the case for pretty much the entire history of the martial arts, both East and West.
Beyond that, I wasn't there. Neither were you. And the nidan in question hasn't shared his side of the story.
I have, however, been thrown around like a rag doll on more than one occasion. My partners had good control; I was never in any danger of injury. It was a good learning experience.