Robert Fortune wrote:
Exactly! And I am disseminating it. I am more often than I care(d) to be a believer that the word "Senior" is all too often over-rated. Neither age nor time or even experience(s) is a guarantee of superior quality or any quality at all, other than garbage'.
Quod erat demonstrandum.
I find my experiences in aikido, while not nearly as extensive as Mr Ledyards, mirror his observations.
It is certainly true that one cannot always know why someone does or does not get on the mat, or why they push themselves or even why they show up, but there are patterns and Mr. Ledyards observations describe some of those patterns very well indeed.
Nice article. Thank you for writing it.