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Yes, I agree. I learned using three words borrowed from judo: kuzushi, tsukuri, and kake. Kuzushi is the most important (least for me where I am at now) because if you don't have it, you don't have the other two. So, you have balance, then you have being in the right place at the right time or the "fit", and finally the end of the technique or the "throw".
I totally relate to that. Last class we had jiyu waza, and my partner was my sensei. He attack constantly and didn't let up, saying "keep moving, don't stay in one place".
I managed to take his balance and try a kotegaeshi, but i wasn't positioned well and he regained his balance and the technique failed. But he still said "good job".
Using the above terms, I guess I achieved a Kuzushi for a fraction of a second, but failed the Tsukuri.