Dojo Rat posted a video of an aiki sequence that he and his friends were playing with on their secret island hideaway. I posted some comments and Sensei Strange One-upped me by posting a video commentary with some really good motion. I didn't figure to be able to out-do Strange's motion on this thing, so we took a little different tack on this material.
I gave the students a look at the sequence (which happens to be part of our chain 3) and then told them to play around within that set of techniques - basically randori with shomenate, wakigatame, and kotegaeshi on the table. These guys played for several minutes with this set of movements. Some of the motion is outstanding, some is ok. Almost none of it just plain sucks. Hopefully this will be interesting in the context of DR's video and question.
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