Steve Mullen wrote:
Every now and again my sensei puts on a class in which he teaches 'sexy aikido' i.e. flowing technique with a really hard throw on the end...
I would have to concur, which is why I voted "Extremely pleasing". To me, the aesthetics of Aikido has a great deal to do with how powerful it is while at the same time being graceful and flowing. Of course, a swirling black hakama has a nice way of contributing to the effect as well.