Do not know what or where you trained in your own training.When I was in San Diego Aikikai for example , studying with Chiba Sensei /Murashige Sensei there was nothing static or contrived when you practiced in that particular dojo.
I think you and I are using different definitions of the words static
If you think that this is typical of the vast majority of aikido dojos maybe you should get about more???Cheers, Joe.
I didn't say that this video is typical of the vast majority of aikido.