The real masters understand aiki.
Poor character equals poor aiki, equals poor aikido. An often heard saying is that… “Martial arts does not build character, it reveals it.” It also reveals poor character. It’s a mistake to believe that a person with poor character, ego and dishonesty will change. They rarely do, because they simply don’t understand what aiki is. They will pursue belts, plaudits and recognition and they never ‘get’ the aiki.
Understand the aiki.