Re: Poll: Which is more important for you in your aikido training?
I was unable to find an answer to this. The reason I study and practice aikido at any particular dojo has always been 'connection' with the sensei ( both singular and plural), with sensei not necesarilly being the official instructor. But just as important has been my relationship with fellow students, whatever the level of their experience and skills in relation to my own. We are all students and perhaps we are also all instructors. The concept of 'mutual welfare and benefit' which kano shihan considered such an important integral part of kodokan judo perhaps sums it up.