Mary Kuhner wrote:
The people who have thrown me with kotagaeshi, though, have made a clear difference from koteoroshi--they don't let me fall backwards out of the throw, but force me to go forwards over my arm. (I need to learn how to do that properly before someone breaks my wrist.)
Mary, I've seen videos of aikidokas doing that "flip over the arm" Ukemi and frankly it scares the living daylights out of me
kudos for the people that can flip themselves like that, but wowee it looks scary.
With our "wrist twist". we simply "crumple" (side breakfall) in the direction of the rotation