Re: Aikido lessons explanation
You want to know why the word "lesson" was used? It's because "kyo" (教) in Japanese literally means lesson. Some incredibly bad translator must have translated it that way at some point. Then, some gullible oriental fetishist aikido student must have read something deeper into it. I repeat "lesson" is a poor translation, nothing more, nothing less.
As for my source, I credit 27 years of studying Japanese, 7 years of living in Japan, and 9 years as a full-time translator.
I apologise in advance for being grumpy and possibly calling your teacher a "gullible oriental fetishist".