Re: Breakfalls can be a problem!
For genital protection one must have the top leg land behind the lower leg.
Otherwise it will not be pretty a lot of the time.
It's automatic for me now. I think you only have to do the genital squish wrong once to burn it into your system.
Either then that flow is very important.
I practise ukemi by myself lots. I just throw myself around.
I haven't figured out how to throw myself for shionage or iriminage yet, and I think I won't try, certain high falls just should be paired. However the forward ones are alot easier, and can be practised alone with relative ease. It's like rolling in the air. Just remember what I said about that leg. Don't let it go in front on the impact, have it end up behind.