Re: What is good ukemi?
Assorted definitions of good ukemi, some directly from conversations with senior instructors of the UKA, some just me waxing on and off lyrical:
What enables your partner to practice and improve, and you to continue to practice.
Not just the rolley, slappy bit.
A sincere attack followed by good contact.
Not giving up.
The important half.
An action of trust.
What can make aikidoka arrogant and makes them humble.
Favorite at the mo:
Ukemi is the method by which we practice aikido (generally),as opposed to say kata or competitive sparing, and the genius of aikido.
ps. I like the term "appreciating" John.