Hiroaki Izumi wrote:
Sometimes I forget.
Sometimes we are just too busy.
Sometimes I think someone is ready to grade and they show me that they are not.
The fact that you had to ask this question shows me that you are not ready to grade.
Really and how do you know its not one of the first two possibilities.
We are talking about someone so fresh to Aikido that he has yet to grade asking a reasonable question. If he is not doing something right than he should be told what it is.
I think as we advance up the kyu and dan grades we should understand more of what is necessary technically but all this person is left with is confusion.