Re: Poll: Which would you rather have in an aikido beginners teacher?
Having great techique does not necessarily mean that you can easily teach it to other people. The person with a good personality, good insight into how to get people interested in aikido and wanting to come back is in my view far better for beginners. Most beginners are "just trying on" yet another MA, exercise regiment or a hobby. The finesse of the technique comes at a later state in the practice.