I was thrown by Yamada sensei (8th Dan) and the thing that struck me most was that he had absolute and complete control over every part of my body. He is a very powerful man. I am sure he could have thrown someone off the street with as much control as he threw me (I only had around 2 years exp. at the time, and I was thrown quickly and powerfully into a beautiful break-fall; a real rush, even as uke).
If your wondering whether it was just a flowing movement - well it was more than that, 'cos we did it from static with a very strong grip from me.