Re: Shihan vs Fighters
I understand what you are saying Don. When I return to the U.S. I will be splitting my time between Lloyd Irvin's school, Alliance BJJ in Atlanta, when I can, and Aikido of Northern VA.
Obviously I won't be the best aikidoka, nor the best BJJ/MMA guy in the world, there are always trade offs!
I would love to get together with you at some point and work out, as it seems we see things in much the same way, and have had similar experiences. It'd be fun to see the similarities and differences in training!