Re: Kote gaeshi: method of application
When I throw kotegaeshi I as often don't bring my second hand to the locked hand, but just drop the forearm with my second hand to throw uke. Their center is usually most of the way over their wrist anyway, and it only takes a little to throw them. The "wrist breaker" doesn't seem like a very constructive way to practise. That said, as uke, I am always half-expecting it and ready to jump into a high fall to save my wrist, especially when working with sort-of-new people...