Lynn Seiser (SeiserL) wrote:
Given the growth of Aikido, O'Sensei must have been a great teacher, even if we don't know what it was he was really teaching.
Of course, some of his students turned out to be phenomenal teachers in their own right, each developing a unique extensive pedagogy to train many students and spread the art of aikido outside of Japan
Kenji Tomiki Sensei
Gozo Shioda Sensei
Koichi Tohei Sensei
to name some major ones.
the traditional method of shu ha ri works great when you plan to have only a less than handful of students. Perhaps not so great scaled up to a world scale.