Mike Sigman wrote:
How about simply inviting the best available teachers, regardless of gender? What does gender have to do with good Aikido?
I think there are a lot of great women Aikido teachers. And who is best is up to the individual asked. However, Aikido is a martial art practiced by thousands of women. I wish that an effort could be made for more women to teach at big seminars.
And, yes I know that there are a thousand arguments and reasons why they have not been. But how will Aikido ever really become the art it is supposed to be if the "system" does not recognize what is lacking and work to fix it?
Without men helping to make women be more equal in Aikido it is going to take hundreds of years.
It isn't a cute, winking matter to me.