“There is not much I can do about such things as tai no henko with words. Even trying to explain ikkyo or some other technique with words just does not carry any weight.
By themselves such techniques mean little. The connection with a thousand other small ideas make them up”.
I don't remember the first time I met my teacher. I didn't know the significance of one teacher or another when I first began my training in aikido in 1998. This was because, in Melbourne, we were fortunate enough to have so many people training and there were so many teachers.