Franco, I have to agree...I have come to believe that these training methods should be part and parcel of aikido, and the skills should be considered part of the basics. I don't know how that should happen, and I don't think I'm very far along that path...but the training and skills are needed, without a doubt.
As usual, Bob is too modest. It is rare indeed for a dojo cho to be as open to new material (BJJ, Ellis's material, Mike's material) and also to be so willing to intrust such important matters to one of their (relatively) new students. You deserve so much credit for fostering the level of serious dedication that your students display on a daily basis. All the best to you, and my hat is off...
Ron (Hey Mark, I promise not to go "there" for at least 1 week!