By the title one should notice there is a distinct way to fall in Aikido. In judo & most karate like styles i have never seen these types of falls. In most Japanese like systems the ukemii is the hard slap out style. This can be really bad for the elderly in those systems.
The aikido high feather fall appears to have less body toll in the Uke -the person taking the fall. So I ask people unfamiliar with the aikido feather fall there are specific YouTube videos that detail this way a falling.
The judo falls seems to absorb way more impact. That is you hear a large thud. The featherfall on the other hand you don't hear that hard thud. The rear hand seems to hit the mat before the rest of the body in the feather fall specifically. I would like to know would this type of fall work in a judo environment for all throws to reduce impact on the person falling? For example a judoka with an awesome Ippon seionage will toss Uke with ease. A standard hard slap out fall works but if there is an easier way to take the fall this may be usefull. Or are these aikido falls choreographed for aikido. That is a judoka can launch a throw on you unexpectedly. Do you suppose one is able to do a feather fall in a split second the same way one can do a slap fall?