Re: Aikido as an alternative to judo kata?
I love judo so much. I miss randori free play with one partner. I hope to pick it up soon with a guy at our aikido club, when i'm healthier.
IMHO if you are muscling judo you will muscle aikido. Return to your ukemi - feel the joy of falling, totally relaxed. You can't have a shortage of people who will practice their throws on you!
Once you remember then branch to sacrifice throws and counters Only. Do not 'shoot' or initiate any movement at all. Visualize yourself as a small child with no strength, what will you do?
just my humble thoughts