Tips for shomen uchi ikkyo ura? anyone?
hello senpai! i'm having trouble:
in my dojo, we practice the ura version of shomenuchi ikkyo (well, one way we practice it) with the nage first thinking about doing the omote version. as the nage starts to go to the front, the uke stops him by placing his hand on the uke's shoulder. as a result the nage steps next to the uke's lead foot, tenkans, gets offline and down goes uke! hooray!
i have problems doing the tenkan gracefully enough to just fade offline and behind them.
other than continued practice, does anyone have any tips?
p.s. i hope you can understand my description. it gets confusing after the first few ukes and nages.