Re: Breakfalls can be a problem!
In a forward breakfall you usually roll over the same arm/shoulder as the leading foot.
However if you're feeling adventurous you can also roll over the opposite shoulder. (Practiced this on Sunday at a seminar, it was quite funny)
The films from Donovan Waite really are good.
I'm concentrating a lot on ukemi/falling techniques at the moment too. My aim is to finally get me forward breakfalls nice and soft. I've seen a couple of ukes lately who (depending on the technique) land like feathers, regardless of how hard they get thrown.