Michael Fooks wrote:
*nods* I think that is common. So the question becomes - should it be left to individuals or are many clubs stuck in a training method most suitable to beginners?
I would say that if you are looking for practical application against resistance and non-aikido style attacks, then yes, mostly. Perhaps the problem is that many places don't have enough advanced members or class time to have regular, truly advanced classes. At most dojos I've been to, they only have a few class slots per week, and the 'advanced' class just means there are no raw beginners there who need special help with their basic falling skills.