Chuck Clark wrote:Ikkyo (or oshitaoshi as we call it) will often put uke's head exactly where the feet were in an instant depending on the kuzushi. Ukemi must be natural and relaxed![/b]
Very much as Chuck says above. When applied well, ikkyo can cause uke to pivot on one's center point. Unless uke is able to stay relaxed, keep light feet, and be naturally aware, it's going to be one of those ugly "splat" situations...