We can develop our aikido by doing a bit of judo. Neil Adams could do tai-otoshi a bit. In this clip he can be seen using the turn of his hips to push and pull, just as we do in most of our techniques.
Notice the coordination of the leg that sweeps around and back, the drawing hip and the pulling arm; and the pushing hip and arm with the hand in the most powerful position.
Congratulations to those who successfully graded. The club now has Sal and Grant as ikkyu, while at the other end Richard and Andrew now have their initial commitments recognised with gokkyu.

With further commitment and training we look forward to continued improvement and our club's first dan grades.