Re: Lack of progress?
Sounds to me like you've answered most of your own questions. Follow your own advice - slow down, be precise, focus on the basics, search for the path of least resistance, do your technique without physical strength. Contrary to one thing you said, DO NOT focus on your training partner (just stay connected) - focus on yourself. Maybe you're training too often, or maybe you're not training often enough. Maybe you just need to shake things up a little - go to a seminar. Everyone has had excellent comments for you here - try them all! We all have good days and bad days, but we learn the most on the bad days. (we just don't realize it until we have our next good day)