Any suggestions for teaching koshinage? I'm looking for how to set up situations where a koshi throw would make sense, and how to facilitate learning the ukemi, especially for beginners.
One of my teachers uses a judo exercise to teach Koshinage, because it's very easy to do. Uke stands directly behind, Tore grabs right hand of Uke with left, puts right arm around back, and lifts onto hip and throws. It's not Aikido, but our class is mainly beginners and it's good for learning how to get your hip in there to thrown uke over.
After a couple of rolls, I think ukemi just happens in a lot of these very basic siuations.
Hope thats a help