Michael Siminig wrote:
I personally think that Saito Jr should leave the 31 jo kata movement alone. Dont change it. It is a legacy from Osensei. Even Saito Sr did not do it. A bit of respect and modesty on tradition would be more aiki.
I didn't see anything different. The tempo changes several times, but the moves are still the same as always. BTW, it really looked a bit like video playback speed trick, rather than his own speed. I have seen him do the kata 'in the flesh' and he kept the same speed all the way through.