Re: How to teach aikido and the techniqes. help!
In our dojo, the higher ranks help teach the lower ranks, but only after sensei has said what he needs to about the technique at hand or giving us individual directions for what needs to be practiced. However, one must be fully comfortable and confident in his/her abilities before they can pass on any knowledge. If you don't feel at ease with the idea, just wait. Aikido can be a long, worthwhile experience, so IMO, why not enjoy it to the fullest at your own level, because once you reach a certain stage, you'll have the desire to teach yourself. But, if you do feel up for the challenge, I'd agree with Janet. Only teach what you can, and be sure to explain clearly and concisely all the finite details of the technique(s), and be sure you too can demonstrate both uke/tori roles.