A fun night! Just 2 of us but managed to make 90 minutes disappear in half that time with wrist locks (omote, ura and taki ori), arm locks (muso and musha), rear chokes, bear hugs and knife strikes. I’ll freely admit that i died multiple times with the knife.
I am a big believer in pushing yourself through “play” and experimentation. I’m not saying that you don’t need formal tuition or to learn the basics, but it’s that ebb and flow with just messing about that can be a great teacher.