My sensei went to Donovan Waite's seminar last weekend and at the beginning of yesterday's class my sensei said something like: "remember how we were doing this breakfall? well, that's a bit.. wrong". And we switched from stiffening our legs and using them to stand up to using the slapping of the mat with the arm to do that. The first thing I noticed is how much quieter these soft falls are. I mean I know that is pretty obvious, but I didn't imagine they would be that much quieter. If I had looked away I couldn't have told when my sensei was rolling or falling. I'm curious, how many of you focus or make a point of making your falls as soft as possible during practice? I think I'll try to incorporate it in my training from now on but rolling out of koshinage is still outside my ukemi...