Mary Eastland wrote:
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.
That didn't really answer the question..."What does gender have to do with good Aikido?" And your question "how will Aikido ever really become the art
it is supposed to be..." doesn't make any sense, if we're talking about "martial art". A martial art does not need a gender component to fulfill its definition.
Again.... what does gender have to do with good Aikido??????
This better? I only meant to be friendly, not get my ass chewed because of your personal mine-field of beliefs.