I love how I point stuff out that may actually work in real life and I get crickets.
Anyway I have begun my Aikido journey yet again, as humiliating as it is. I guess it will take a few years before I have a good understanding.
I'm not sure what you want us to say. It looks like aikido to me. (I'll leave it to others to talk about the quality of the aikido.) It's the sort of thing that most of us have done every day for years or decades. I think Mary wrote something earlier about being careful about making declarations with limited experience. They were wise words...