Re: Instructor got mad because I didnt fall
I'm very surprise by this discussion. By his nature as Budo, aikido techniques must be efficient, particularly in case when black belt execute it on a beginner. There is no excuse for him. As for reaction of Head instructor it is quite ridiculous. In my opinion it is McDojo, no worth even to discuss on this forum.
Aikido dojo it is martial environment, not healthy practice for bored housewives. Teacher that doesn't understand it must be avoided at all price. Many ppl hide his ignorance about nature of aikido and inefficiency of techniques behind hierarchical structure of the dojo, and using his "authority" to reprimand and put down honest students.