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I was doing a technique which i think is often used in jiyuwaza yesterday although I can't remember the precise name of the technique (need to go look it up) and while I could do it fluidly and easily before, I found I couldn't do it anymore. Only after class while thinking about it I realised my mistake was that I was trying to be circular when it was a simple linear movement where I just shift offline to get out of the way and only the front leg actually leaves the ground to move back and the other foot is the pivot and stays put.
There was a new move also in the beginners class he taught which was very neat, simple and effective for bringing someone down and involved simply stepping back and only slightly to the side and so that the uke falls flat on their face as nage puts their hand on uke's attacking forearm. Still don't know how to do it though despite a very patient dan grade person trying to teach me during class.