Originally posted by PeterR
Don't quite understand - did the partner comment on your sensei's knowledge or did your sensei comment on the partner's sensei's teaching ability?...
The person my sensei was practicing with was trying to teach him. They didn't know he was a black belt. This comment wasn't a reflection on the dojo's chief instructor, since he wasn't there. It was a comment on his partner's ideas on aikido technique.
There are dojos in the USA where they no longer teach aikido. However, they do practice it. By going through the rote motions of training, the members hope to improve. Their enthusiasm is admirable. Their understanding is appalling.