Re: Weapons in Aikido
Lars and Phi, may I suggest that the difference in opinion you two have might have to do with how long you both have practised?
I used to think like Lars and be very content with just learning what my teacher and my teachers teacher were teaching me.
But nowadays I'm much more self-directed in my practice, my teacher (and my dojomates, and other people when I go to seminars) of course give valuable feedback, but the problems I work on are questions I come up with by myself.
I've had the same change happen in the other things I'm studying in my life, so I think to some extent it's just a natural progression in learning.