Keep in mind a closed meeting of Shihan that took place in Japan with Doshu. A shihan stood up and said [I wrote:
"We have to stop demonstrating weapons in public in Japan. There are educated budoka watching and they are laughing at us."[/i]
Another shihan privately thanked him for having the courage to finally say it.
And nothing changed. And consider what he said ...as I repeat that nothing has changed.
I am sure I am not the only person on this forum who would like to know what Shihan said the above to Doshu and when this Shihan said it.I would have thought a statement by any Shihan to Doshu of this nature would have spread like wildfire through the aikido fraternity.I look forward to your reply.i hope as ever you are well.Cheers, Joe.