Re: Please help me find a dojo in Melbourne!
Todd, yes I have read it all, and did know that you were planning to go to Joe Sensei's dojo.
I have practiced both with and without hakama, and when I started to practiced without it, it felt strange, but the Aikido was the same, so was the energy and spirit in its practice, just the clothes were different. I think someone mentioned this already, a priest doesn't stop believing in God or being a priest just because they take off their collar.
The one thing I can say that we seem to be differing on, I am quite prepared to accept that I may be wrong.