Tora no Issoku was the second technique we played around with, and would prove to define how we executed the later counters. We were still trying out the off-screen, hand-grab, as you can see from this video. Needed to work on coordination and timing:
The major development from this kata was the use of the saya as a weapon.
This next video shows that the final version ended up to be much more elegant than what we initially had planned. =P