Re: May I come visit your dojo?
"I've been practicing aikido for 1.5 years now and hold the rank of
this is what scared them.
if he would have just stated 4th kyu, they wouldn't have passed judgement.
but 4th kyu in 1.5 years sounds like your traveling a fast path through aikido.
because some dojo start at 5th or 6th kyu.
i could be wrong but , this part of the message made me think so.
don't sweat it , i would go exploring in the mountains or woods and be a solo practitioner on vacation.
sounds like a rare occasion to be turned down .
maybe the next vacation will be more welcoming.