Re: High level power abuse
I started Aikido at a very young age. Eventually I became an apprentice to my Sensei, who thankfully was a very honorable man and teacher. Being that I was a young woman he thought it important to warn me about what some teachers in high positions in Aikido have done. I'm sure he told me this so I would know that not every teacher can be trusted or has the purest intentions. I know he did this because he genuinely cared about me and knew he would not be my Sensei forever. I remember the story he shared with me very well and have shared it with some other people since. It would not exactly be appropriate for me to tell it here. Main thing I wanted to say is there are some very honorable teachers out there who have nothing but the best intentions. On the other hand some are not and do not. Be wise with your choices.