Re: different ways of applying kotegaeshi
I use both versions of the kotegaeshi mentioned. The "classic" if you will, version is whole-hand pressing/curling uke's fingers into his center (or off to the side a bit towards the balance "hole".
But when uke takes a big nice hi-fall it is very nice to slip the press hand around for the extra support for his rotation point. great when we are learning hi-falls since it feels so secure to both parties.