You know I *think* in principle we are agreeing....but what I suggest is that they RELAX into the pin in order to accept it and get the stretch. This also starts wiring the brain/body to stay relaxed under pressure whether uke or nage.
Agreed. Exactly how I look at it :-)
Nice story. How many people can write that in their daily notes: bears on job site? The worst I encounter is coffee spill on my desk, I suppose......