Hi Mr. Rehse
Not to hijack the thread, but I wanted to mention how well the above mentioned diagrams lay out a theory that I had only vaguely held. The main differances in the overall concept of the techniques of judo and aikido are PRIMARILY ranged based. At least that is how I had been conceiving this. ..
at distance or proper aikido ma-ai - aikido, when in tight with others, - judo .
Cool to see it layed out. Weapons just add another "layer" to the distance, I think.
Just my thoughts
We don't get to do a lot of multi uke attack randori (small space, with mirrored walls)
but we are getting more and more into the jiyuwaza as ukemi skills have overall risen to an appropriate leval.
(just answering the question of the thread as well....
More fun than just "careful, he's new" ukemi