Peter Rehse wrote:
Or maybe he just wanted to train.
that's fine if you think it's all about you and you let the students know that up front.
I had a bit different role models.
and the examples (which were outside my organization) I encountered however did not result in very positive endings for the students. Someone who doesn't have much interest in teaching, but just wants to train likely leaves something out of aikido more than just trappings.
and if its a social club / refuge for the person thats rife for potential abuse right there.
and location of practice is not relevant to the discussion. You can have formal practice among the trees.