Got to the Sunday class at Shodokan yesterday.
Started with some ikkyo. Did other techniques such as kiatenage and sankyo. One of the beginners still has a tweaked elbow. He finally learned to stick a big ass piece of red tape on his gi if the elbow brace isn't enough of a clue. For sankyo I made sure I put no pressure on that elbow and he learned to take ukemi without a fight to let his elbow heal. For the pin, I just reached past his elbow and pinned him using his upper arm and shoulder for that side. I wasn't going to go anywhere near that elbow.
Moved on to taiotoshi. This was super fun. I expected the usual but as it turned out Sam was in the class that morning and he and I ended up being partners for that one. We were experimenting with the direction of throw and rotation a bit when we both thought that straight down seemed to work better for what we were doing. It was a strong shomenuchi attack. I could do different things with it such as bounce him, take him back up and throw. This wasn't what Peter was teaching so I went back to just taking it straight down.
So Sam and I are just pounding on each other, wham...wham...wham. Two things popped into my head. I get tired faster than I used to and..... this is so FUN. For the first time in a while at Shodokan, I was throwing somebody without holding back. So I actually got to practice the technique. Peter came over and watched me throw Sam and his eyes went wide with surprise at the intensity and said... "nice". I looked at him, pointed a thumb over and said.... "well, I can't throw them like that".
After than we finished off with a hip throw.
I still like taiotoshi. Very fun.