Re: Stealing techniques
Good post, Kevin. The one factor that should be acknowledged and understood is that many more instructors would know a lot more of the things worth knowing if that knowledge had been freely given to them. I.e., While I flog a lot of the instructor populace in order to light a fire under their butts, I recognize that at the base of it, it's not really their fault.
On the other hand, some people just don't get things, even in day-to-day Aikido, etc., so "learning" can be a complex discussion in itself.