1) stay low
being that I'm 6 foot 3, that means really low. I almost went to
seiza a few times (and of course my knee made a funny sound,
but that's another story).
2) crank that arm enough so the other arm stays away from you
i interpreted that as making sure uke's free arm is not able to
take a swing at me, they should be near on their toes, that
their hips are being kept *busy*, uke is twisted outward.
3) hands no higher than the forehead was very useful.
Of course, my instructors have said this all along - I just forgot
I've only practiced aikido for under 2 years, not even a 5th kyu yet,
but the posts were extremely helpful in getting me back on track.