Re: YouTube - good or bad for aikido?
Like anything, it is a double edged sword. There is good and bad from it. I believe it is a great resource that should be used. Like anything on the internet, you have to be able to wade through the crap to get to the good stuff though. I know I have looked at my kyu syllabus and went "I don't remember learning that..." and youtube it only to find out "Yeah... I remember that now!" or look at it and go "Nope. Never seen that before." I even looked up how to fold a hakama on there. The folding part is easy, but I was a bit confused on the tying of the himo till I watched it. Once I watched it, I haven't had a problem since.