My first throw in randori was Sumi Otoshi. It was always one of my favorites when I was younger, though my take-away throw was one that looked like Harai Makikomi or Koshi Guruma, including a variation that looks like hip check Osoto Gari which I used in wrestling. Both feature a high grip around the neck (with the neck caught in the crook of the elbow) and a pulling/twisting throw. I used that throw a lot as a kid.
Now that I'm relearning everything, I'm finding that with such a change in the amount of strength and balance that I have, I'm probably going to have to develop new favorite throws as well. On the other hand, now that I've realized that I need to start over completely, that only makes sense.
Next post, back to normal blogging.