I saw a strange kata performed at the Tokyo Budokan during the koryu events. One guy would get up and get slapped and kicked by other people. He just stood there and by the end of the demonstration he was bright red from all the slap marks. I would like to be political and ask a insightful question on the wisdom of this practice, but instead I will call it like I see it. I think it is dumb.
Finally You Tube has provided an example of something similar. This video is fairly mild compared to what I saw demoed, but the idea is still there.
I have to say I don't get the mentality of this. Personally I train really hard so people can't slap me and kick me around. I guess the world is big enough for all sorts of training, but you can count me out.
Kenichi Sawai: Taikiken. Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
6 hours ago