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Don't move the arm, move the body which will move the arm.
Try and do it with the least effort possible, as if very tired.
The arm's connection to the center is what makes this work. The movement is natural, you do not need to remember it, for it will draw it's pattern in the air by itself, and it will end up looking like... the kokyunage as was shown by instructor !
Remember, always guide uke by the edges of his sphere of strength.
During YOKOMEN version, meet uke at the very edge of his sphere, without stopping him, but disbalance him to the outside as much as possible, the rest of the movement should proceed naturally.
Keep at the outside of the sphere !