to the untrained eye, this looks like two guys barely touching each other and then falling down. can you explain what you guys are looking to master with this?
Excellent suggestion. Sensei was actually lecturing during the workout but the sound was lousy. I will start working on my impressions from the workout in the next few days.
good -- i would suggest slower
Working soft and slow is not just a good idea for learning or safety, it is a core principle of the art. If you use speed, it is training yourself to use muscle. If you use strength, it is training yourself to use muscle. Using your opponent's power, how can he resist? Attaching to your opponent's speed, how can you not match his movement?