Re: "Irimi" by Ellis Amdur
You ain't kidding... of course, Kuriowa, as well as some other shihan, advocated that "waza" (kata no kihon waza, that is) was less important than "kihon" (which was the whole irrimi connecton). In any case, I am starting to be seriously convinced about this get your house in order stuff before I started tripping over technique.
Don't even get me started on the whole atemi is used to take and occupy space thing. Atemi=irrimi=aikido. Damn.