Mary Kuhner wrote:
I appreciate you may not want to answer this question, but I'm really curious on a technical level: what did this end up looking like? Was it sloppy-but-aikido-like or was it evolving into something else?
technically not good mostly because the level of understanding about ukemi was not good.
They couldn't throw me. It's weird to think about it now because those same students are in such a different place now when I take ukemi for them. They definitely can throw me now. Back then I would just look at them and they would just look at me, I wasn't trying to stop them, there just wasn't anything in what they were doing that was close to correct and my balance was not taken etc.
my students tell the story much better because it made a big impact on them. I was just visiting.
where it would have gone I really can't say.