Re: dealing with uke from hell
If Uke isn't trying to be a PITA, I will ask him to lighten up so I can work on moving through the technique to learn it. If that fails, I simply do a henka waza with a smile and continue to train. I have had one experience in which Uke was intentionally being a PITA, and after discussing it with him a couple of different times, did the henka waza and explained that we can all thwart a technique we know is coming from virtually anyone, but some of us know two or three other unexpected techniques that will work. Never had a problem with that person again and I enjoy working with him now.