Oh, the strainer was from the brew kettle to the primary (where you want splashing) only.
For moving to secondary, used tubing and had zero splashing.
The reason for me transfering to secondary is that is what the Northern Brewer kits say to do. I think until I get my sea legs under me more, I will continue to do this until I am ready to experiment with just primary.
I know people seem to be divided on the use of secondary, but until I have more batches under me, I will just do what the instruction sheet says. Yeah, the "just following orders" excuse!
I really do appreciate all the comments and reading people's opinions.