Michael Gallagher wrote:
Sesnei's background means and history means that he knows what he's talking about.
Some Sensei have never been in a fight and have been taught by Sensei who themselves have never been in a fight and neither had their Sensei. This doesn't stop them telling you how someone will respond to your throw. I've been lectured about the errors of kicking by Aikidoka that have no clue how to throw a kick themselves and to prove their point they demonstrate with an uke that doesn't know how to throw a kick, much less how they should be used properly in a fight. Now then against such people I would argue that my knowlege of kicking is superior to theirs but they are the Sensei so I nod and smile. That doesn't make them right.