Re: Tales of Judo Sparring Aikidoists
I imagine individual sensei, and each organization, has to make choices about what to focus on. There are millions of things to study, and we only have so much time on this planet to learn our respective arts. As Larry's mentioned, there's also the question of what you do in class, and what you leave for students to do on their own time. Not only might different sensei have different objectives - for example, what they think their students should learn first - but I would argue that different arts might well have different best methods. Perhaps judo is best taught with lots of randori, but aikido is best taught with more kata.
Would anyone object to ending this thread with a summary of, "Randori is important, and possibly neglected." ?