George S. Ledyard wrote:
Anyway, feel free to share with us the names of any teachers you think are really hot; i'll keep an eye out for them in the future. Teachers like Ushiro Sensei and Kuroda Sensei have changed my Aikido. If they have any Aikido equivalents I'd love to see them.
Cases in point, Ushiro and Kuroda, for example, would be virtually unknown in the US if they hadn't happened to get picked up by Stan Pranin. Another one - Hiroshi Kato has recently developed a following in the US, but I doubt that anybody could have told you who he was 5 years ago.