Kevin Wilbanks wrote:
My favorite version is to just bypass the wrist altogether and grab the forearm with both hands. The body dynamics are the same, but I can feel their body more directly, the whole thing feels more torque-y, and they tend to hit the mat much harder. I usually only do it when I fumble the grip though, as it isn't the demonstrated version... come to think of it, I don't even know where I got it. Does anyone else do this version?
Actually, this is not a variation of kotegaeshi (this is no inward bending of the wrist to make the connection). Rather, it is variation of kokyo-nage or an otoshi (a drop) technique. Like you've said, most ppl use it when they fumble with their grips. But,this "variation" can be countered with a simple kaeshiwaza - uke stepping into the direction of the throw/drop.
Just my 2 sen.