I am a self trained, never seminared KB guy, just the DD tapes. I catch the kb on the forearm on snatches, and I agree with you on the recovery. For cleans, though, I end up taking the hit on the anterior and lateral deltoid, rather than the forearm. I will be trying the corkscrew. Thanks.
One thing I do not think Scott mentions in the video (surprisingly) is the breathing rhythm of the movement. Among other good stuff (which Scott would be better at than me in elaborating) is that the impact of the KBs on your body is less when you breathe properly. Or so it seems to me.
I found that with RKC methods your body is rigid when the KBs "collide" with the body, with the AKC method of breathing I find that I am able to better cushion the harshness of the blow with the breath. Again, I have never used double 32's and what not, nor have I done a lot of snatching. But for the cleans and jerks (and to a lesser degree, presses) I find the breathing pattern mitigates the force of the KBs hitting my arm.