Re: fear of ukemi
Mabye the ukemi that you do (the one your teacher is teaching) has some flows that causes your injuries? or maybe you don't do it right?
Ukemi doesn't suppose to hurt the shoulders unless you fall directly on them, which means the movement of yours is wrong in the beginning.
think of Ukemi roll as a ball. U do not put stress on one side, but on the entire body. u do not roll on the back rather on the side. u do not start the ukemi by rolling on the shoulders, rather from the plam on the hand moving up to the shoulder than to the torso than on your lengs. in a one ball rotation movement.
you also didn't mention what kind of ukemi you take that u feel pain in, seating, standing, half sitting, backward ukemi.. (?)