yeah the problem is that jumping straight to teaching folks techniques in a holistic ad autonomous way has the same issue as many of the internal arts - students dont see all the applications and often have a hard time putting all the steps together necessary for the basic technique. i find it difficult to learn and i feel that the gi/kurtka is something i dont understand (and im totally not interested in) Good News: my uchi mata set up has got pretty good! Bad News: I'll be quitting sambo. I'm getting injured once a week. in just a three weeks ive had my cornea scratched, my knee hyper extended (someone doing hip-throws with a leg block) and last friday i have obtained what seems to be a fracture of the metatarsal head from a scissor/crab throw. It seems the high impact nature of the sport has caused an injury rate i did not experience from BJJ or wrestling. I think when it heals i need to have a good long think about what i want out of training because this hobby is having a detrimental effect on my health.