Re: How serious a teacher are you?
Sonja, kihon waza does mean basic technique. kihon = basic waza = technique. All of the techniques that you learn to obtain your shodan are kihon waza. They all teach you the basic principles involved in Aikido and are the easiest way to do a technique. Later on, we are taught the same techniques but in a much harder way to accomplish the technique. Now, I'm not a teacher yet, I'm only 2nd kyu. But, in my mind I have always been learning to teach from day one for I want to teach my kids when they grow up so I am always thinking about Aikido and braking down what my instructors say to find a quicker easier way to convey the same message.