Re: Poll: How often does your aikido instructor discuss the philosophy of aikido during class?
Once upon a time when I was a newbie... I asked my sensei if he talks about the philosophy of aikido? He looked at me in a cynical way and said, "So, you want to be another Morihei Ueshiba eh?". I also get some snickering from the other more senior students as well. Now, if another newbie were to ask me that question.... I will answer him/her the same way, with the snickering as well. Problem is, no one has asked that same question ever since. Guess, I am the silly one.
And no, sensei has never spoke abt the philosophy of aikido in the dojo, ever...