Re: Poll: Do you think your aikido teacher has stopped progressing in aikido?
Although progress can be measured in many ways here are a couple of my thoughts. One, I look to see if my instructor constantly does techniques the same way or does his evolving understanding of the art cause him to make changes in his technique. Does the instructor regularly or peridiodically attend seminars as a participant? Are there improvements in the instructor's teaching methodology or skill? Does the instructor work on a self study program if isolated (reading, tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.)? Does the instructor work to understand and explain the subtleties of the art-or is it just a constant "monkey see-monkey do" approach? Does the instructor encourage students to study outside the dojo.