Re: Leg joint manipulations in Aikido
It looked like a kaitenage variation to me. Kuzushi forward and lead the head forward and down in a spiral. The upward lifting hand just looked to be pushing on a leg instead. Very cool, thanks for posting.
O Sensei's manual, Budo, there are a handful of still shots of legs being blocked, struck, or manipulated somehow. Aikido Journal was circulating a video a few years ago, but I can't find it right of hand.