Re: to be imparted by oral instruction...
I'm sorry, I think I was a bit too obtuse. It was a "serious joke" in that the area where the things that you are asking about are discussed is the non-aikido area.
I think you were correct to ask your teacher, but you also illustrate the difficulty in that there was no answer there for you. That leaves you in a position where you now want something that is not taught in your particular dojo.
This conundrum has been discussed at length over the past few years. Various answers and solutions have been proposed.
Last edited by Walker : 11-03-2008 at 11:27 AM.