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if teacher or the student aren't available and the pace of the class doesn't allow for questions (and your partner doesn't want to listen to you) - just do the drill the best you can (if there are no safety concerns); consider this to be one more challenge; later (after the class) ask sensei what to do if this happens again.
In the context you've given I would do the following, based on my rank and experience relative to my partner. I'm setting aside safety issues and presuming nothing I'm suggesting here leads to danger. If the other person clearly outranks me, (or has much more experience if ranking isn't a big thing in your art): This person is definitely my superior and I ...
The thing is, until you have gained some understanding, you really cannot tell which is wrong. This is why in some dojos the etiquette dictate that noone under 1st dan is allowed to give explanations (which just follows the principle that in any japanese art, not only the martial ones, 1st dan means you're able to teach below your rank). One sempai recently ...
Assuming I am working with a superior/senior/sempai: When I am uke, and am getting it wrong, it is helpful if nage stops me, indicates that I should attack him/her, and then goes through the technique slowly and deliberately. Usually that helps a lot. When I am nage, it's also very helpful when uke takes exaggerated ukemi (e.g. puts him/herself in place ...
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