Ian Hurst (happysod) wrote:
" - the answer is obvious, just become a sensei (if you're not already) and stop the rot!
1) Accept your current dojo may be less martial than you'd like and just maintain your own standards (a must anyway, be your own best critic)
I wasn't talking about my own dojo. I'm speaking abotu the aikido world in general. I've traveled to many dojos and seminars, and I see this everywhere I go. Sensei Furuya makes some very good points about beginners. But these are things I see amongst Shodans and above. I may take your advice and become a Sensei one day, but that still doesn't stop me from wanting to see aikido maintain some of its integrity through proper training.