Daniel Linden wrote:
The sole and total purpose of iriminage is to break an attacker's neck. If an individual believes otherwise he/she should find something else to do. Aikido is as violent as any other martial art. It gives us an option to greater or lesser degrees when there is an option, but it is a Military Art.
You are right the purpose is to break, but you still have the choice to just throw him backwards, or literally drop him on that very same spot.