Re: Techniques for beginners
If I have a brand-newbie in class, I usually spend some significant time on Tenkan from katatedori (same side grab). I move into an iriminage from this exercise, then perhaps a shihonage. I stick to things that can be practiced and experienced very slowly but while remaining physically connected to a partner (as opposed to teaching striking techniques). I like what Rob stated above about his first rule: "no sudden or jerky movements". I emphasize safety and connection.