At the beginning of the year it is natural for us to consider the purpose of our training.
Sensei Patrick Augé, Shihan of Yoseikan Aikido has written a thought provoking essay as a New Year's message. He discusses his relationship with his own teacher and the relationship of a student to other students in the dojo as well as a student's personal development during training. Check it out; I think it will give you something to think about. Click here to see the essay.