You get used to it, bigt. the problem is that it's hard to start as an adult, because you have to learn to fall. It's much easier to learn as a kid: you're lighter, lower to the ground, etc. So the learning curve is very steep for adults coming in for the first time. It took me 6 month to be able to go hard and leave class without a pinched nerve or other tweakage. But once you get it, it's all good. I get thrown 50-60 time per class, no problem. It's interesting to watch the old guys; they very much resist being thrown, as it hurts too bad. They all stiff from 30-50 years of judo pounding. And their skill level is so ****ing high, they're nearly impossible to throw. I hope that's me someday.