Nicola Grande started with kenkotaiso and aikitaiso in the standard form, supplemented with the previously more common exercises zenshin koshin waza, zenshin koshin choyaku waza and tenkan waza.
His main subject was tsuzukiwaza 1, katatedori tenshin. He paid special attention to the tenshin/tenkan aspect. In his calm, clear manner he gave helpful advice on how to perform the movements. He emphasized that everyone can implement the movements a little differently. For yonkyo and nikyo he chose the long forms, beginning with ikkyo and where Uke, with the correct rhythm, ends up in these lever techniques .
At the end of his lesson, there was enough time for everyone to do the entire tsuzukiwaza in one go. So, the participants got warmed up for and some even got to sweat.