Re: Yokomenuchi: exterior entry?
Hmm cool discussion. Just came back from a vacation seminar with my huge dojo and we did quite a lot of sword work. Sensei explains again that aikido attacks come from sword works, so yokomen = kirigaeshi. So our textbook yokomen strike is exactly 45 degree and run along the diagonal lines of your gi.
So I grabbed a partner with swords and try exterior entry with kirigaeshi. That didn't end so well. Now I actually see the point of an interior entry for yoko.