I does look like a nice throw. However, you can clearly see that uke is preparing to breakfall, especially with the arm ready to come down and slap the mat. You may not teach ukemi separately from throws. But surely for an absolute beginner (first week of training) would you throw them hard first thing without any explanation? Would you at least demonstrate and say something along the lines of 'OK, when thrown this way, try to fall like this'? I know you don't have to practice ukemi separately from throws. But for someone who has never done a throwing type art, wouldn't you at least give them a little talk on the basics, eg...when you fall... - Keep your head tucked into your chest - Never reach out to the mat with your arm - Try to slap the mat with the arms (can depend on the fall but mostly yes) To me breakfalling isn't just about learning to fall safely when thrown. It's about being able to let your partner throw you the best (hardest) as they can without being concerned about hurting you. It's not just your own training you are helping with.