There was a line fromt his website I found rather funny: "... the aikidoist will attempt to latch on to and hold the opponent so that he can be unbalanced and then trapped against the floor or thrown violently." This was just amusing, especially since they are comparing it to Karate. Thrown violently. Yeah. A graceful roll, or only slightly less gracefull breakfall. Violent. Huh. I'll have to go meditate on this one for a while.