Why not simply do an irimi motion , taking you behind your partner, after the initial movement which if done correctly neutralises your partners attack?Cheers, Joe.
I''ve been looking for a way to do that for a while now. The thing is, yokomen is not a direct downward cut like shomen. It's attacking arc covers a large area of the side uke of the attacking arm. If you irimi out into that side you need some kind of uke nagashi to deflect the arm or you will take the slap. I guess this is why most schools do the inside irimi. And the angle with which the strike is landing confuses me as to how a deflection should look like and with what movement?