Re: YouTube: Janet Clift - Aikido Demonstration - 12th IAF Congress (2016)
I like this demonstration of very clear Aikido movements. It looks simple but it isn't. Taking the initiative is really great. And the pauses in between to let uke move her-/himself exactly into that position where the throw is effortless. Of course, it all depends of what the master wants to demonstrate and what the observer wants to see. This is not action loaded, no drama, just figuring out how to communicate. No demonstration of strength, no "I am stronger than you", nothing of that. On the other hand there are these simple small movements from which at least I infer that her techniques "work", meaning the uke has a good reason to take the break. Unspectacular. And therefore great.