Someone on reddit summed up Sambo as teaching action first, and techniques second. I tried that tonight. I think it worked super well. We did the basic elements of a throw – kuzushi, tsukuri, kake. As in, I had them feel for balance for a forward throw entry, then how to enter in low, then any throw of their choice (with koshi guruma as the demo in case someone had no particular forward throw they like). Then we did finishes into controlled positions, then submissions from the control positions – emphasizing that the concept and the movement is more important than the detail (pick your sub – here’s an armbar if you want to use this position).
People want to fall. We’re just helping them to the ground.