Aikido Journal presents Nobuyuki Watanabe, 8th dan, at 1987 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration

We have just uploaded a demonstration by Nobuyuki Watanabe Sensei on youtube. Watanabe is an 8th dan instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his soft, no-touch style of aikido that leaves viewers scratching their heads wondering about his technique. This particular demonstration from 1987 is closer to a more traditional style where the usual aikido techniques are easily recognizable. Watanabe Sensei’s demonstration here takes place around the time he was featured prominently in two “Do Sports” tv documentaries that greatly expanded awareness of his approach to aikido.

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  1. wooooooooooooowwwww Nobuyuki Watanabe Sensei is excelent amazing dynamic in his moves
    i hope he comes to norway.
    sentrum aikido klubb

    rashad g nabi

  2. This guy can do good stuff, no doubt. His absurd displays of “no touch” aikido are quite simply shameful.

  3. And you believe in this BS too…


  4. Why is no-touch aikido BS & shameful ???

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