Re: Poll: For the basic version of tenchinage, what kind of fall do you think is more appropriate?
I wrote backward, because if it is irimi and it is done fast and with correct timing there is no time for uke to turn himself. However, if it is pretty static (or if uke is spinning more on their axis e.g. due to a redirection or a tenkan movement) a forward roll is more likely. e.g. if irimi-nage is being executed, but uke pushes forward towards nage (like a shoulder barge), and nage turns tenkan to allow a tenchi-nage to occur.