What is important to you as an instructor?
- Feeling joy and enthusiasm that I can spread to the other practitioners is important to me. No talking and lots of movement on the mat, as aikido is all about energy. Each lesson is not just a lesson, but for me a discovery of new elements. As Joseph Beuys, a German artist, said: "It is through my students' questions that I myself develop as an artist." I have the same experience when I teach aikido.
4th Dan, Fukushidoin