I got the chance to get another private lesson with Matl Sensei this week. He went over many of his favorite variations on the 体落 Tai Otoshi (body drop) idea. He is very clever with his adjustments on the classic ideas. He does not follow the classic form when he finds a better way to do them. He has slowly carved away inefficiencies from classical judo ideas, until they have become softer, safer and more efficient.
Usually I cut out me doing the throws in my films with Sensei. I kept them in because he is always correcting my mistakes. Keeping in my clumsy version will probably be useful to understand the sequence of teaching.
Kenichi Sawai: Taikiken. Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
6 hours ago