Re: Future of Aikido
When someone asks me how to become a writer, I tell them to read a lot, and to write a lot.
Unless you read, you don't know what's been done, you don't know what the medium is capable of, you don't know what its strengths and weaknesses are.
Unless you write, you can't get better at writing. I'll bet even Shakespeare's first drafts were terrible.
In aikido terms... the past lays the foundation for the future. A dojo with no new students will die. A dojo with no senior students has no grounding.