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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