The aikido world is getting smaller, and yet, in the geography of the mind, huge gulfs still separate individuals, and I question whether there has been much progress where it really counts, on the mat.
Obviously, the Internet, video technology, faster and cheaper international travel and dedicated publications such as Aikido Journal have all tended to bring us closer together.
But, in contrast, the attitudes of some senior aikido people still seem to be light years apart.
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