Simply put, there are 3 basic patterns of teachers - those who teach what the students need, those who teach what the students want, and those who teach what they themselves want.
During the Golden week holidays, the Meiryukan teaching team came together for a 2 hour seminar. Each instructor had about 15minutes to do, tell, teach, show, ask, anything they want. A lot of hints to add to the Aiki data bank.
After 23 years, long time member of Ryu, and now Meiryukan, Inoue Takao sensei received his well deserved 5th dan. For over 2 decades, not only has he started (and continues to start) various successful clubs throughout Saitama, he has also been endlessly promoting Aikido through promotion videos, advertising and so on. A key figure in the Meiryukan team. Always thankful for your support and advice. Congratulations on this milestone.