Originally posted by Greg Jennings
Interesting. Katatedori shihonage omote kihonwaza is one of the techniques we teach students in their first class....
Same here. And Kissomaru dealt with shihonage specifically in "the spirit of aikido." There's a lot to be learned about taisabaki and your centre line and taking ukes centre and so forth, so it's a good technique to start on because it encompasses a lot.
Actually, I've never had somebody let go, but I've had people spin out of it while I was turning....