Re: Teaching front rolls
I should mention that as a newbie I would not even *try* a forward roll for over a month, beyond getting down onto the mat in starting position, out of terror of "going over."
Spent a very informative and fulfilling month working mostly on suwariwaza shomenuchi ikkyo, sumiotoshi and maybe IIRC a little nikkyo and kotegaishe. Finally on my own terms, in my own time, alone on the mat, started practicing - same way I taught myself to swim a year after everybody gave up on teaching me. Some of us are ... different....