I love the feeling of this technique, especially when you have a good uke who feeds you enough energy through the grab. Its so beautiful to watch, too.
I also liked ikkyo ura a lot, as you just sorta plunk away uke's balance when you do it right(sorta rarely for me, but when it works, it works).
The one technique I never did terribly well with was shihonage, omote or ura. I think its probably because I'm so tall(almost 6 feet), and so I have the hardest time getting under uke's arm. Its also probably the reason I'm pretty good at ikkyo, so I'm not complaining.
Who wishes this damned winter would end, and money would fall out of the sky so he could finally start taking aikido again without dropping ballet....anyone wanna contribute to the Alex Magidow Grant for, um, Research of Japanese Martial Arts?