Re: Poll: Should the instructor be responsible for everything that happens on the mat during aikido training?
Ultimately, the instructor IS responsible. But as Aikido students I think we are all responsible for encouraging each other, watching out for each other, and helping each other along the path. There's nothing more contrary to the spirit of Aikido than a student who is only interested in his own training, and won't bother about his partner, or the other students.
So I don't think the instructor *should* be responsible - it's a shared responsibility.