To address the original post,
Maybe this will help. I experience a lot of "resistance" to my "technique". It used to put me in a quandary. Now I'm beginning to learn more about creating a good opening to complete the technique and better angles.
On those occasions where I get both solid opening and good angles (not often and clearly not as often as I would like), the Uke's resistance isn't effective.
So if you work on off balancing the Uke, "resistance is futile"...
Lots of luck to you, and don't forget to enjoy your training!