Video: Nobuyuki Watanabe, 8th dan — Fake or real? You be the judge…

Nobuyuki Watanabe is an 8th dan instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan appears in this video clips from the 1987 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration. He is known for his soft, no-touch style of aikido that leaves viewers scratching their heads about his technique. Watanabe Sensei’s unique aikido has come under close scrutiny and many deride his approach. Nonetheless, he is ranked 8th dan by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and always elicits an enthusiastic response during the All-Japan event…

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  1. This is embarrassing. I wonder if he ever hangs out with George “no touch knock out” Dillman?

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