i am jealous that you have a chance to learn from these great teachers. the world is just full with unfairness.
Phi, I haven't even been able to mark them down yet, they've been so incredibly generous teachers. Although I did have to teach Howard about my lineage of Jewish Mother Aikido (Sosueme Sensei) and Howard hasn't yet taught us the secret technique for shortening your opponents eyelashes...but there is still another day!
In all seriousness, I will try to put my thought in some semblance of order (perhaps a separate post next week and then a longer piece for the Oct edition of The Mirror column). What is striking (besides everybody, at my head, why are they all persecuting me?) is the alignment of operating principles across these very different arts and to a large degree their agreement on at least some of the methods for getting there. Which makes sense since the human body and psyche is a fairly standard issue item.