Old School Tournament
I was doing some reading and came across and "old school" form of tournament. It's called Kachinuki. To make a long story short, I took it as everyone lined up by rank lowest to highest in seiza....1st two lowest ranks fought, the winner going up against the next highest rank...and so on and so on. It seemed to level the playing field a bit i.e. the higher ranks sat in seiza for awhile, while the lower ranks were warmed up loose etc. Has anyone heard of this in Aikido, or do it goes against our principles? Does this sort of interaction have any application in Aikido? Thanks for your time.