George S. Ledyard
Aikido is on the point at which a new generation of leaders takes over. I think that many of these folks are already experienced enough with the foibles of the previous generation that they'll change certain things. Certainly the whole issue of Japanese culture vs American will be a lot less important when there are no organizations in America headed by Japanese teachers. That day is coming soon...
Hi George -
And it remains to be seen if the new leaders are seduced by the mantle of leadership. So long on the doorstep looking through the window and finally gaining entrance. What, I wonder, will the effect on them be when the power and prestige passes to them?