Many excellent ideas, in particular the diagraming of techniques. My professional training is in a field which affords me the luxury of being able to draw. I sketch the initiation of the attack and the basic responses. Not as sophisticated as the book "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere", but something in the generation of the drawings forms a memory for the possibilities.
Everyone who responds to my inquiry becomes a part of the community I've found to exist in aikido. A group of like minded individuals who seem to have a sensitivity toward life that sets them apart from the rest. This is not what I expected when I started aikido, but what I've found by serendipity to be the case.