I had a student that was from the Ukraine. Every time that he was uke it looked like he was waiting in a bread line. Jimmy Friedman taught me to love to fall, I never could see what Kato Sensei showed but I was lucky enough to feel it.
Falling- To learn to fall I believe is the greatest gift Aikido gives its practitioners. It is not how often you fall, it is how often you get up. Falling is a practice of losing yourself and your ego.