Re: Tomiki and the Theory of Aikido
Interesting about the high school presence. Shodokan has a number of high school and junior high school clubs but I suspect, even in the restricted area of Osaka, when compared to Judo and Kendo we are talking minuscule. Most towns have dojo with an Aikido presence and these are full of kids.
I don't normally teach children but make the occasional exception based on maturity. I have two students right now that have asked their schools to be excused from Saturday morning clubs so that they can do Aikido. One more that just finished high school although I don't think he specifically asked. As you know that can be a big thing - huge meeting at my daughters school as to whether she could join the Himeji City Orchestra.