Dave - Indeed, it's how I got into aikido, by the grace of sempai who were good enough to go out of their way to help me and by my seeing what they could do and hoping to one day be able to do it too. I suppose I'm concerned that people will miss out on the magic and quit just because there's no one to look up to. I'm not up to it yet, but I'm working on it, I hope I can be of use to someone, sometime
Ketsan - good idea, I'd love something like that, might put it to sensei and see what he says.
Thanks for your thoughts!