Hogan, How many Japanese sensei's exactly have you noticed that abstain from Group practice?
I have worked with 8, and the only exception has been with Toyoda Sensei, whom Mike Lee later alluded to in the next post. But he later became an american citizen, "americanized" a little perhaps in his teachings ?
The other 7 have been from Japan, visiting, and never worked with groups. Went to a seminar recently where we would bump into people just standing on the mat. Trying to fall was a little dangerous, and frankly, took the fun out the whole weekend. We were more concerned about not hitting someone that actually doing the techinique properly wasn't a concern.