Actually that way of doing kotegaeshi (without the wrist turn to the outside and more dangerous ukemi) became our "standard form" of kotegaeshi when Kobayashi broke from Tohei and formed Seidokan. I haven't had to take that hard fall in a very long time. I appreciate this more and more as I get older...
I didn't take any break falls until after I left OCAK in the early 80's..... Going up into the Bay Area were everyone was pushing that envelop .......after my 10,000th break fall my body ask me, no told me to knock it off and drop the impacts on the mat.