DJM wrote:One is that your student shouldn't be going into a grading, of any sort, if their ukemi are poor (for whatever reason, mental or physical). It's such an important part of Aikido that it should to be ranked as equally important as the techniques..[/b]
Just wanted to say that, in my mind, ukemi is the most important part of aikido practice.
Sometimes it takes someone willing to throw the kid into the deep end of the pool. Maybe this student needs to just be thrown around a whole lot?