Bronson Diffin wrote:
Kobayashi sensei removed koshinage (and other things) from the official Seidokan curriculum ....
I was wondering if that was what had happened, but I didn't want to shoot my mouth off without knowing for sure.
As an aside, a couple of years after quitting Seidokan, I was taking karate in Bangor, ME and one night, my sensei had us do the setups for Judo throws. I remember lying across my partner's back, noticing that three feet can seem a long way to the ground, and I thought, I am so glad there was none of this stuff in Aikido. You go from being vertical to horizontal directly; none of this pick-him-up-and-dump-him garbage.
Fast forward to 2004, and I sat out for part of Aikido class because I thought my left shoulder had been tweaked during my attempts at forward ukemi. And that's when I saw koshi nage for the first time.
"Rude awakening" does not do justice to my feelings at that moment.