This has probably been discussed before, but I can't find any previous discussion. I've just begun(~2 months) aikido, and I'm wondering. How do real world Uke(or attackers, or whatever) fall? For example, while in class, sending someone into a forward throw results in a splendidly beautiful and graceful forward roll, leaving Uke pretty much unharmed and in a ready position. I've never really tried a technique on a non-Aikidoka that would send them into a front roll(My friends seem strangely unwilling to experiment :-) ), but what would happen to a real world uke not trained in falling? What about ushiro ukemi?