Re: Poll: Was your chief instructor present for your last aikido exam?
Our chief instructor is present for all testing as far as I know. I know some chief instructors are pretty busy with other things, but I always thought it strange that a chief instructor is not around very much in some dojo's. Our chief instructor seems to really love to teach so he is around for most of the classes. We have a pretty active class schedule though, so he does take the occasional break and one of the senior dans will teach some of the other classes.