Re: My shodan exam on YouTube
The two years weren't because of doubt, more like finding the time to get the video editing software running, open a YouTube account and get it up there. There are some other things I may put up if I can get my act together. I have a full time job and two kids (soon to be three), time is a rare commodity for me and I try to put most of the free time I do have for myself towards actual aikido training on the mat.
I agree that you learn a lot by training with beginners and doing some "teaching". But when preparing a dan exam, it can be nice to have ukes you don't have to hold back with.