I've been practicing tegatana to get my brain used to normal stepping. So far i'm getting better at it but im wondering how well i'll do on the mat. It's a whole different balance ball game on padding.
I wish i had another member of the "Hattiesburg Group" to practice hanasu with so i can get my footing down there too. I should invest time in creating one of those B.O.B. dummies you see in karate classes for aikidoka. Wheels on the base and an arm that grabs from a palm pressure trigger. Cool.