Originally posted by JW
Can't someone come to our rescue? Surely someone has stories of how they have seen that the newer generations are as impressive as the old! Let's here them!
They are out there - I personally know some top rate yondans that will mature well. Seriously good foundation.
Why just this week-end I was choked out by one such .... this guy was deshi to Nariyama and has now started teaching Aikido professionally. There was one guy better at the same age but he's become a priest - sad when you think about it. Not that he doesn't do great Aikido but he just doesn't have the time to get really good at it.