Lynn Seiser wrote:
My Sempai are all very humble. If I didn't mention mistakes so they could improve their training, they would be very upset with me and vice versa. IMHO, staying open to correction from anyone is crucial.
Same here. It is my dire responsibility to gently, positively, subtly and tactfully improve my betters.
As we go on, there ain't many, thus the greater responsibility.
If I really don't respect someone, I will never help them improve. Someone who won't learn, certainly can't help me learn.
For my part, I welcome overeducated beginners with big hearts and exemplary control.
These folks have given much to the art, whether it likes it or not.