Originally posted by Bruce Baker
You know ...
One should not look at the belt, or hakama, or even consider the rank/pecking order of a dojo when partnering.
It is plain bad manners to not to consider all your partners as compatriots/friends in aikido training.
Bruce, I'm sure you mean what you are saying. But. What if this is the most common aikido hypocrasy around. And where does this ideal come from? My gut feeling says: Well, not from Hombu Dojo.